I will be speaking in Los Angeles for the SCBWI sponsored Illustrator’s Day in November. But I won’t be speaking about illustrating. I’ll be sharing my favorite under-10-minute cookie recipes.
OK. That’s not true. While I WILL be speaking at the SCBWI’s Illustrator’s Day and I do have favorite under-10-minute cookie recipes, I will not be combining said activities. Instead I will be talking about iPad Apps and what they offer illustrators and writers. Not just from a ‘sell your book as an app’ POV but from a marketing POV and some technical information about the process. I’ll be sharing the stage with one of the developers who helped me create the Cave Bear and Duck App for the iPad, which has enjoyed a steady pace of downloads over the past year. That’s probably because it’s FREE for the iPad so go get it. I mean it’s one thing for me to say it’s the BEST free iPad read-along comic book app ever. But quite another for Walter Jenorjustky to say it. And he did. “It’s the best free read-along comic book iPad app ever.” – Walter Jenorjustky *.
But THERE will be two great illustrators speaking. Peter Reynolds and Dan Krall. I’ve never met Peter but I have visited his bookstore in Massachusetts. He got like a hundred bucks off me when I stopped there…But Dan Krall used to knock books out of my hands in the hall in Jr. High. Maybe that was a different Dan Krall? Well, I think it’s him. I hope he demands my lunch money ’cause jokes on him – I’ll have no lunch money on me. Dad said just ignore him and he’ll stop trying to take my lunch money and in time maybe he will also stop drawing so darn well…
Anyway, see you in November in LA for Illustrator’s Day!
* – Walter Jenorjustky is a quiet person who mainly does reviews of my work when I ask him. For this he receives several Oreo Cookies. He lives beside the Willamette River near West Linn in a small house that’s inviting and not-so-inviting at the same time. He does not have an iPad but often pretends he can use a large flat stone as one.