184 Talk About Literary Agents
20:48Hi Everyone, I decided to share ways I've been figuring out how to find out more about literary agents. It's been a lot of research. By no means is this only way but there are probably other ways to find an agent. Too many to count! Here are resources for links that I mentioned during the podcast. Kidlit Events by Carolyn B. Fraiser: https://carolynbfraiser.com/kidlit/ Publisher's Marketplace: https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/ SCBWI: https://www.scbwi.org/ Storyteller Academy: https://www.storytelleracademy.com/ 12x12: https://www.12x12challenge.com/ Children's Book Academy https://www.childrensbookacademy.com/ Thanks for listening!
183 Caroline Hanlon, Illustrator
36:47Hi Everyone! Today is my return guest Caroline Hanlon, illustrator and creator of an adorable line of handmade knit bears. Here is more about Caroline: I was born in Washington, DC in 1995, and grew up in Maryland - where you can still find me happily exploring. I'm a Summa Cum Laude alumni from Savannah College of Art and Design with both my Bachelor's and Master's in Illustration, with also a focus in Animation. I'm influenced by everyday life and the world surrounding me. My work is filled with whimsicalness, with a hint of an underlying reality. When I'm not illustrating, I'm usually eating food, knitting or walking about. I'm currently represented by Inky Illustration Agency. If you have any other inquiries, please send a hello to: [email protected] Caroline's Instagram Caroline's Website Thank you for listening!
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182 Janelle Washington, Paper-cut and Silhouette Artist
56:43Hi Everyone, my guest today is Janelle Washing, paper-cut and silhouette artist. She is a fine artist and illustrator. Here is more about Janelle: Janelle Washington is a self-taught paper-cut and silhouette artist from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from VCU with a BFA in Fashion Design and worked as a children's wear designer for 12 years. Janelle made her debut as a picture book illustrator, winning the 2023 Caldecott Honor Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for Choosing Brave. Her website: Washingtoncuts.com Washingtoncuts Instagram Thank you for listening!
181 Julie Koon, Children's Book Author and Illustrator
43:33Hi Everyone, my guest today is Julie Koon, children's book author, and illustrator. She is the author/illustrator of The Struggle Bus published by Kind World Publishing. She chatted with me about her journey to publication and how she continues to create! Check out her work! Julie's Website Julie's Instagram Julie's Twitter Thank you for listening!
180 Jerushia Graham, Printmaker and Book Artist
55:31Hi Everyone! My guest today is Jerushia Graham, printmaker and book artist. Here is more about Jerushia: Jerushia Graham is an Atlanta-based artist who exhibits both nationally and internationally. She earned an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has taught for the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, Kennesaw State, University of West Georgia, Spelman Museum, and various Arts Centers in the Atlanta area. Additional resources from Jerushia: Also, Steph Rue was the instructor that Anna will be taking classes with at Penland. She is also a member of the Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective. She will be teaching paper bojagi using hanji. https://penland.org/workshops/summer-session-1/ Jerushia's Website Jerushia's Instagram Charleston Gallery with Jerushia's Work Below you will find the links to the resources mentioned in the interview: https://paper.gatech.edu/https://www.paperbookintensive.org/https://www.northamericanhandpapermakers.org/https://www.handpapermaking.org/https://www.colophonbookarts.com/https://hookpotterypaper.com/https://www.collegebookart.org/https://movablebooksociety.org/ Other great resources worth mentioning: Helen Hiebert - https://helenhiebertstudio.com/ May Babcock - https://www.paperslurry.com/Book Arts Programs:https://nbss.edu/https://www.uarts.edu/academics/graduate/book-arts-printmaking-mfahttps://slis.ua.edu/mfa-in-book-arts/https://uicb.uiowa.edu/programsArts and Craft Schools that offer papermaking and/or book arts classes:https://penland.org/https://www.arrowmont.org/https://www.ox-bow.org/https://www.folkschool.org/**Some but not all Center for the Book locations teach book arts workshops - https://www.loc.gov/programs/center-for-the-book/about-this-program/** Names Mentioned in the interview: Miriam & Jerry Graham, my parents Virginia Howell, Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking DirectorAnna Doll, RCW Museum of Papermaking Education CuratorNasreen Khan, RCW Museum of Papermaking Postdoctoral FellowRobert Putnam, Former Jonesboro High Art TeacherLonnie Graham & Christina Roberts - Mentors from the Fabric Workshop and MuseumGlen Kaufman - Former Fiber Arts Professor (deceased) Richard Johnson - UGA Professor Emeritus of Art, 1st Papermaking/Book Arts Professor Thank you for listening!
179 - Deborah Miller, Art Slam Event
23:48Hi Everyone, I have returned guest Deborah Miller, mixed media artist, to chat about how you can participate in the Savannah Art Slam event. About the event: The market will feature over 80 artists across various mediums, including fine arts, textiles, photography, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, and much more. FOOD TRUCKS PAINT on the community canvas YOUTH POETRY SLAM Art Slam Facebook to see Deborah's Art Website. Thank you for listening!
178 Mark Crilley, Comic Creator
39:55Hi Everyone, my special guest is Mark Crilley. Here is a bit about Mark. Mark Crilley is an American comic creator, artist and children's book author and illustrator. He is the creator of Lost in Taiwan published by Little Brown Ink. He produces instructional videos on drawing on YouTube in various styles, including manga-styles. MarkCrilley.com Mark's Twitter Mark Crilley Youtube Thank you for listening!
177 Jennifer Smelker, Artist and Owner of Tandem for Two
53:48Hi Everyone! My special guest today is Jennifer Smelker, artist and owner of Tandem for Two. Here is more about Jennifer's wholesale business Tandem for Two: Tandem For Two is all about celebrating the everyday activities of where we live, making memories with illustrated designs and giving unique gifts as we journey in life together! As we celebrate where we live and where life takes us, we give back to our communities as 10% of each purchase will give homeless kids a birthday party through The Birthday Party Project, a national non-profit organization we partner with. In the spring of 2019, the company expanded to include art licensing and illustration. Now I collaborate with other companies for custom patterns, artwork, and product and package design. I've been fortunate to work with some fun companies on a variety of products like fabric, home decor and table top products, pet accessories, and apparel and gift products, continuing to help other create memories and give unique gifts. Wholesale Mastermind and Resources: jensmelksdesign.com Retail Products, Wholesale and Licensing: Tandemfortwo.com Thank you for listening!
176 - Robin Martéa, Illustrator and Fine Artist
25:17Hi Everyone! Today I spoke with my return guest Robin Martéa, illustrator and fine artist. Robin's had some exciting things going on, and I asked her to return and speak about it. She has an art show at the Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, Mississippi. We chatted about how to spend more time deeply thinking about creating and making art. Avoid the pitfalls of spending too much time on social media. To see Robin's Art: https://robinmartea.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/marteadesignco/ Jackson Mississippi Comics: https://robinmartea.com/jackson-comics Buy a copy at: JacksonComics.com Thanks for listening!
175 - Cleonique Hilsaca, Children's Book Illustrator
24:39Hi Everyone! I had the pleasure of interviewing Cleonique Hilsaca, children's book illustrator based out of Savannah, GA. Here is a more about Cleonique: CLEONIQUE HILSACA is an illustrator from Honduras based in Savannah, GA. Her professional work can be found in picture books, newspapers, magazines, board games and galleries. Though her work is primarily digital, she can be found painting watercolors in the wild. Visit her site: https://cleonique.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cleonique IG: https://www.instagram.com/cleonique/ Thank you for listening!