What is Illustrator’s Day in Los Angeles?
Well, illustrators eat for free that day at any restaurant. They are attended to by an Illustrator’s Assistant all day as well. The assistant will carry your illustration gear. Brushes, varnish, laptops, wacom tablets. I’m not sure where they carry it all, but they do. And people are allowed to stop an illustrator and get books or baseballs signed at any time on Illustrator’s Day. Illustrators also have access to air conditioned rooms which are well stocked with cold drinks and free wifi access and paints.
Oddly enough illustrators also have to do most heavy lifting that day in Los Angeles. And they can’t get their haircut on Illustrator’s Day. Weird I know, but these are rules handed down from the Illustrator’s Days of old. The earliest one on record was celebrated in 623AD. All we know about that first celebration for certain is that each illustrator got a free rodent to eat.
Illustrator’s Day in Los Angeles, sponsored by the SCBWI, of which I am a member. I’ll be there. Will you? Most likely not as about 75% of the traffic on this blog comes from outside of the United States. And most of the rest of the traffic is my mom and dad trying to figure out what exactly a blog is and what I do for a living. I have the same questions…