Need Your Input on an SVS Illustrator Digital Summit
Coley last edited by
Very exciting. I'm typically in this forum a lot but so stressed lately I've even been forgetting to come here or watch videos. This sounds so wonderful ️
I love all ideas put forward. Not sure if you could get any Canadian illustrators, I loooooove Barbara Reid (who isn't on social media too much) and Michael Marchenko ( who isn't on social media at all I think) so they'd be gold. I think Michael Marchenko in particular is my hero and the biggest reason why I fell in love with the idea of illustrating children's books.
Tracy McCusker last edited by
Plan A would work the best for my schedule, so that gets my vote! As a freelancer, it's easier to carve out a few hours out of a series of days, than lose one whole day to an explosion of creative information.
The illustrators I'd be thrilled to have on echo a lot of other people's lists here, so let me just take a minute to say how AMAZING it would be to here from:
danielerossi last edited by
Love this idea!
If you can finagle Bill Watterson, that would be so rad
Heather Boyd last edited by Heather Boyd
Plan A sounds best -I like things laid out over some time. This is my list:
Emilia Dziubak (children's books)
Benji Daves (children's books)
Andi Korveshi -landscapes drool worthy
Alex Vede -Storyboard artist and Illustrator
xin li last edited by
I really like the idea. I am not sure if it is possible for me to wathc live since I have a toddler at home, and scheduling 2-4 hour away from her are almost impossible at this moment. But I will definitely watch the recording.
I am thinking maybe there is a way to send in questions in advance somehow for those who can not make it live. I know it is challenging logistically. I am totally understand if this is not an option.
In terms of the content, I am also interested in hearing from well known editors such as picturebook editors in Chronicle books and penguin random house, and agents such as Steven Malk talking about the business and culture around picturebooks.
Looking forward to this
I vote for any format with any artists any time. I would just like to think about something besides the world falling apart for a while. Thanks for whatever you can provide.
deborah Haagenson last edited by
Will mentioned one if his prior agents once, I think in a podcast. I'm not ready for an agent yet personally, but I believe she lives near me in Arden Hills, MN. I wrote her name down, but don't have it handy. If she's still working, I would love to hear from her.
Jake Parker SVS OG last edited by
Thanks for the feed back everyone. We are going to start moving forward with this, but if you still have ideas or input, please don't hesitate to respond.
Here's the numbers so far:
Plan A: 8 votes
Plan B: 1 vote
Plan 7 votes
Cool with whatever: 2
And here's the list of people you want us to talk to:
Benji Davies x2
Dan Santat x3
Oliver Jeffers x2
Pascal Campion x3
Ryan T. Higgins
Tony DiTerlizzi x2
We are going to see who we can get!
sigross last edited by
hey @Jake-Parker you missed off Matt Saunders (illustrator) on the talk to list. Please can you add him.
deborah Haagenson last edited by
Hey Jake - You also missed Yaoyao Ma Van As. Thanks!
Jon Anderson SVS OG last edited by
I vote for the "whatever" plan and speakers Dan Santat and Tom Lichtenheld, please! Thanks! This is an awesome idea!
@Jake-Parker can I ask what the platform is that you guys use for your live meetings? Our church is trying to find a way to “meet” and people are trying to figure out how. The way you guys do it is the best way I’ve seen.
Also, I like plan A or B. I don’t know what our schedule will be like so having more than one day as an option in case we can’t make it. You guys are the best. Thank you for all you guys are doing. The extended free trial was such an awesome idea too. Hopefully some new people will find our community. ️
Miriam last edited by
@Pamela-Fraley, The live meetings are via Zoom https://zoom.us
Annaaronson last edited by Annaaronson
Wow! This is so cool! I would love any option if we can also watch recordings!
I’m not sure if I am too late for suggestions, but...
I also second Dan Santat (PS his Instagram posts lately have been awesome )
... or maybe some of the Warren people in @Lee-White ‘s studio... I’d love to hear from Kayla Stark or anyone else from there
Katie Kordesh last edited by
@Annaaronson came here to throw in my two cents and you listed all my favs!!
@Pamela-Fraley , @Miriam is correct, we use Zoom
Leah last edited by
sounds amazing! things is, i have my Passover festival that week actually starting the evening of 8th april so i could only manage the begining of that week, so if we would be doing plan B or C id be worried id miss it all if its in the end of the week ...althought truth to be told it might not even work in the begining of that week cuz the days leading up to passover are normally really busy! i may just rely on watching the recordings
@LisaF thanks Lisa. I was also wondering, I keep getting email invited to “become a member” of SVS so I can join the live meetings. I haven’t gotten any of the invites to the critique arenas. I don’t want to miss this but, for some reason I’m only on the promo emails instead of the member ones. Do I need to change something in my email settings?
@Jake-Parker Armand Baltazar is amazing too and very responsive and open to sharing his process on Instagram.