From: Hazel Mitchell children’s Illustrator and writer
September 30, 2012 at 02:18PM
September has been a busy month for me!
Here’s a quick round up of the whole shabang ..
PRINCETON BOOK FESTIVAL, NEW JERSEY
This is the first really BIG book festival I have exhibited at .. exhausting, fun – I’ll be back!
At my table … It was hot and humid and windy!
With Linda Barth, author of our book.
We sold out … yippee!
Saw lot’s of famous people! John Bemelmans Marciano …
Bad Kitty and Nick Bruel (but he wasn’t in the costume I hasten to add. This was one HOT Kitty).
Brian Lies and his wondrous car!
The cooler than cool, Peter Brown …
Awesome and prolific Roxie Munro!
PHILIP HOOSE PRESENTATION, PORTLAND, MAINE
A little later in the month I scooted down to Portland with the high-energy author Lynn Plourde
to attend a presentation by Phil Hoose (National Book Award and Newbury Medal Winner) talking about his beautiful book MOONBIRD
. Kirsten Cappy, from Curious City
, did a great job putting this together.
NESCBWI ILLUSTRATION SYMPOSIUM
Just before the month blew out in rain and wind (as it is today) I traveled with Anna Boll (SCBWI RA for Maine) to the Illustrator’s Symposium at NH Institute of Art, Manchester. Great faculty, caught up with some friends and feel set for the long nights of winter to come …
Anne Sibley O’Brien gave an excellent talk of drawing ethnicity in children’s books.
Melissa Sweet and the team who designed her book ‘Balloons over Broadway’ gave an excellent panel.
Brain Lies gave a great talk on marketing … a reminder that we only get one go at a launch, so you had better plan!
And I won a copy of Chris Van Dusen’s book in the door prizes. it’s a little spooky!!
I am ready for a few weeks at home in the studio WORKING!
Got good news coming in the pipeline too. Stay tuned!