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MAKING WAVES 2022: An Online Illustrator Event

Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/02/2022 - 12/04/2022
10:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Hosted by Alaska and MD/DE/WV SCBWI

Friday Social:  6-6:30pm AKST  | 10-10:30pm EST
Saturday: 8am-3pm AKST | 12pm-7pm EST
Sunday: 9am-4pm AKST | 1pm-8pm EST

Join us for two days of craft-oriented presentations, hands-on intensives, optional critiques, and a juried art show!

Featuring:
Illustrator and SVS Instructor Will Terry
Illustrator and University Professor Dr. Elizabeth Dulemba
Illustrator and Designer at Union Square Kids Julie Robine
Illustration and Literary Agent at The Prospect Agency Rachel Orr

Illustrator and Designer Eugenia Mello
Illustrator and Animator Young Vo

Registration closes November 29 at 12 Midnight EST.

International members only: If our payment system isn’t processing your credit card or PayPal payment, email mddewv-ra@scbwi.org to request an alternate method of payment. Please include your name and address in your request.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2: Zoom Social – FREE

6-6:30pm ASKT / 10-10:30pm EST

Signup required below to receive a Zoom link.

Make new friends and connections! The informal social is optional, but we hope that you’ll join us to say hello to your fellow attendees and get excited for our weekend presentations. We will ask ice-breaker questions and rotate attendees to break-out rooms to get to know each other in smaller groups.

 


 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3: Presentations by Industry Professionals

$60 SCBWI members | $80 non-members
*You must purchase a Saturday ticket to be eligible to enter the Juried Art Show

Recording will be available Monday December 5, 2022 until midnight Saturday January 1, 2023 

SCHEDULE:

8-9am AKST | 12-1pm ET
Will Terry, “Developing Great Visual Stories”
DESCRIPTION: Think of it as an American Idol competition with art; as an illustrator looking to break into the business of children’s books you often only get a few chances to make an impact to land that big assignment. The biggest challenge for many new illustrators is coming up with unique concepts for portfolio pieces. In this session, learn techniques from Will’s popular SVSlearn.com course to arrive at fun, interesting, and emotionally provoking ideas that will give your illustrations an edge over the competition. 

 

10-11am AKST | 2-3pm ET
Dr. Elizabeth Dulemba, “How to Direct the Viewer’s Eye
DESCRIPTION: Ever wonder how to draw a reader into your story and focus their attention? Illustrators have more control than they think! We will discuss how an illustrator can direct a viewer’s (or reader’s) eye through the intentional use of various illustrative tricks and techniques. Writers will benefit from this talk as well as we discuss what to look for when evaluating the effectiveness of illustrations to better understand how words work with images towards successful outcomes. Come learn how to look at illustrations in a completely new way!

 

12-1pm AKST | 4-5pm ET
Julie Robine, “The Lightbulb Takes Awhile”
DESCRIPTION: Being an illustrator is a thrilling and frustrating journey all at once. We love creating our stories but the pressure, uncertainty, and sometimes lack of direction can make it a very emotionally taxing process. In this presentation, Julie Robine, chronic overthinker, will cover her tips and tricks on finding inspiration, cultivating ideas, and avoiding the spiral of self-doubt. We will discuss how to balance day jobs with freelance, how to seek feedback, and how to nurture stories that feel true to you.

 

2-3pm AKST | 6-7pm ET
Rachel Orr, “Thinking Like a Writer”
DESCRIPTION: Would you like to illustrate your own stories, but have no idea where to start? Using inspiring examples from her clients’ work, Rachel Orr at Prospect Agency will share tips on how to generate ideas (including those stemming from portfolio pieces), utilize mentor and public domain texts, and create a solid picture-book dummy that can be shopped around for submission. She’ll also speak about thinking outside the picture-book box with genres that might be a more natural fit for your style, including novelty, graphic novels, and illustrated adult books. In addition, Rachel will speak about the different kinds of agents who represent illustrators, as well as how she works with her illustrator clients.

 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4: Hands-On Craft Intensives

Cost for each optional add-on session: $40 SCBWI members | $55 non-members

Recording will be available Monday December 5, 2022 until midnight Saturday January 1, 2023

NOTE: if you choose a Sunday-only option you may register to attend the Friday and Sunday FREE Zoom socials, but will not be eligible for the Juried Art Show or a Critique.  

 

Session A, 9am-12pm AKST | 1-4pm EST
Choreographing with Feelings: A Storytelling Workshop with Eugenia Mello 

DESCRIPTION: Translating feelings into a narrative and using music and dance as muses, the workshop will aim to create a mini-book and explore the storytelling possibilities of crossing emotion with music, thinking of narrative in terms of rhythm and color, and how emotions can be music affecting the context of objects and choreographing shape. What kind/type of movement happens when we are profoundly sad, or immersed in joy?  What colors, and what materials best describe it? What music best accompanies it? The workshop will explore this exercise through storyboarding in three acts: 

1) The understanding of a body (be it an object, a plant, or a character)

 2) the drama (an emotion that ‘happens’ to this object) 

3) the aftermath: how is the ‘Thing’ transformed by feeling 

We will also discuss the possibilities of format, gesture and materials.

SUPPLY LIST:

At least 5 sheets of large paper (11×17 minimum) 

Colored pencils  (and if possible, other materials of choice, water-based or chalk-based, come prepared to talk about why you chose these as your material of preference) 

Bring A feeling. Think of an intense feeling that you would like to do the exercise with. We won’t go into personal specifics if you would rather not share, but come prepared to talk about how that feeling felt. The specifics, weight, length, quantity, and quality. To help view it as a tangible ‘thing’ I will prepare a list of questions for the workshop to help talk about it more. 

 

Session B, 1-4pm AKST | 5-8pm EST

Characters in the Round: A 3-D Sculpting Software Workshop with Young Vo

DESCRIPTION: Join illustrator and animator Young Vo as he shares his experience with the Blender and other 3-D sculpting software and learn how you can utilize this free program for character design and reference sheets, turn-arounds, posing, camera angles, and more. This session will focus on using essential sculpting tools to block the character in 3-D space. We will draw over the sculpt to work out details or experiment using the Grease Pencil Tool.

SUPPLY LIST:

Have a PC or MAC that can run Blender. 

Download Blender; it’s completely free. 

Have a sketch of a character you want to sculpt.

I recommend having a drawing tablet or a drawing display. You can use a mouse,  but it will be more challenging.

 

4:30-5pm ASKT / 8:30-9pm EST

ENDING Zoom Social – FREE

We will get together for an informal online social. We will talk about what we learned, observed, want more of, and say goodbye to our new friends (and possibly share contact information, if you’d like to follow each other on social media).

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FACULTY BIOS

Dr. Elizabeth Dulemba  is an award-winning illustrator, author, teacher, blogger, and speaker (including TED), with three dozen books to her credit, from board books to a novel (awarded Georgia Author of the Year). She left her position as Illustrator Coordinator for Southern Breeze in 2014 to pursue an MFA in Illustration from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in Children’s Literature from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. (She also holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia.) Her recent picture books as illustrator were written by New York Times Best-selling author, Jane Yolen, with whom she often collaborates. “Dr. e” (as her students call her) is Program Director and Associate Professor of Illustration at Winthrop University and, in the summers, Visiting Associate Professor in the MFA in Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating programs at Hollins University, where she also curates the Margaret Wise Brown Prize book collections. Learn more at www.dulemba.com and subscribe to her newsletter for which she interviews authors and illustrators and discusses “Creative Thinking.”

 

Eugenia Mello is an illustrator, graphic designer, and Art Director from Buenos Aires, Argentina now based in Brooklyn, New York. She studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where she also taught Design and Typography, and holds an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts. Her work as an illustrator has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and The Art Director’s Club of New York among many others. She is the illustrator of the picture book Jazz For Lunch by Jarrett Dapier and author-illustrator of Moving, inspired by her own nomadic childhood. For the past 4 years, parallel to her illustration practice, she has worked alongside Claudia Bedrick and the mighty Enchanted Lion team as a designer and later Art Director, helping bring to life beautifully illustrated stories in the shape of breathtaking books. She is now a professor in the Illustration department at the School of Visual Arts. Learn more at www.eugeniamello.com.

 

Rachel Orr is celebrating her fifteenth year at Prospect Agency, where she represents both authors and illustrators in projects ranging from picture books through YA. She previously worked for eight rewarding years at HarperCollins Children’s Books and uses those editorial skills to help prepare her clients’ work for submission. Her clients include Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Leeza Hernandez (Roxie Loves Adventure), Mike Ciccotello (Twins), Cori Doerrfeld (The Rabbit Listened), Jenn Harney (Underwear!), Susie Lee Jin (Mine!) and Keith and Larissa Marantz (Clyde Likes to Ride). Rachel lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband and two children, where she enjoys dancing, running and reading, of course.

 

 

 

Julie Robine is a designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn. She has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of projects, including the picture book The Day The Kids Took Over, the graphic memoir Muhammad Najem, War Reporter, and the upcoming graphic novel Stunt Girl. Her favorite things include horror podcasts, historically maligned characters, and really niche memes about queer culture. In her free time, you can find her reading as many graphic novels as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine Rubero  (written critiques only) is an art director with Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House. She has designed books by critically acclaimed and best-selling artists and authors, including the New York Times best-selling Hair Love written by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison; Pura Belpré Honor Winner My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña; Pura Belpré Award winner Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Raul Colón; and Junot Díaz’s debut picture book Islandborn, illustrated by Leo Espinosa.

 

 

 

 

Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 30 years. He was horrible at math, English, and science…luckily he found art. After finishing his BFA project at BYU he began working for magazines and newspapers not far from where he grew up in Washington D.C. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, Wall Street Journal and ads for Sprint, Pizza hut, M&M Mars, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children’s books for Random House, Simon Schuster, Scholastic, Penguin, Klutz, and Albert Whitman. He also co-owns www.svslearn.com – online illustration classes for children’s book illustrators selling in over 80 countries and his podcast is called 3 Point Perspective. Will Lives in Arizona with his wife Lilly where they play pickleball, ride mountain bikes, and camp in the beautiful desert.”

 

 

Young Vo is an award-winning artist and animator. Gibberish is his debut author/illustrator picture book (Feb 2022) published by Levine Querido, and edited by Arthur Levine. A Block of Ice and a Bag of Sugar was a short story written for Heroic Care Anthology, published by Words Unbound, and edited by Betsy Ellor. He is currently a lead animator at Zenimax Online Studios/Microsoft.  His animations are seen in movies and games such as Stuart Little, Elder Scrolls Online, Tomb Raider, and Midnight Club.

Young has also taught as an adjunct instructor for Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He has been mentoring and teaching artists and animators throughout his career.  He has taken pride in seeing his mentees’ work in games and tv shows. Learn more at  www.youngvoart.com

 


 CRITIQUES

Cost: $60 each.

Critiques are available to SCBWI Members only, and you you must register for Saturday to purchase a critique. Not a member yet?  Join here!

Critique registration will close on October 31, 2022.

Where to submit: After signing up send your materials/links for critiquing to Cheryl Mendenhall at  mddewv-ic@scbwi.org

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022 (no refunds for missed deadline).
Written critiques will be returned using the SCBWI Gold Form by December 2, 2022.

What to Submit: 

  1. Elizabeth Dulemba: portfolio reviews, picture book dummy, or graphic novel packet
  2. Rachel Orr: picture book dummy or manuscript
  3. Julie Robine: portfolio reviews ONLY
  4. Jasmin Rubero: portfolio reviews ONLY
  5. Will Terry: I will take an illustration of your choice and draw/paint over it in Photoshop. I will critique it on concept, drawing, composition, and rendering. These paint-overs are a great way to see options you may not have considered and to get feedback on your work that you can see.

File specifications: Please submit standard .pdf or .doc files as specified, or a link to your online portfolio that can be opened on any computer. File name must include your name (for example: JaneDoe_BearsBigBooboo_Dummy.pdf). Keep file size under 5MB.  Dummies and portfolios should be submitted as a single multi-page PDF. 12 image maximum for PDF portfolios. For online portfolios, all images to be critiqued should be seen on the same page, as in a gallery on a website, for example https://jenabentonartstudio.weebly.com/

NOTE: Please do not sign up for coveted and limited critique slots if you are unable to make the deadlines outlined. We will be unable to issue refunds for missed deadlines.

 


JURIED ART SHOW (Online)

Cost: $20 registration fee (you must register for Saturday in order to register to participate in the contest/show)

Prompt:Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight / Wish I may, wish I might / Have this wish I wish tonight.”

Awards (2): Best in Show and People’s Choice

Prize: $50 VISA gift card for Best in Show; $25 VISA gift card for People’s Choice

Jurors (Best in Show):  Rachel Orr, agent at Prospect Literary Agency AND Julie Robine, Designer at Union Square Kids

Rules:

  1. Upload your work to the Padlet by midnight EST on November 30, 2022  https://padlet.com/jenabentonlasley/hsjl45435a7vv101
  2. Format: jpg OR png
  3. No bigger than 5MB
  4. Only ONE entry can be posted
  5. Can be color or black and white
  6. Include your name as the title on each entry, and one link.
  7. Please give only TWO votes (or likes), which count towards the People’s Choice award.

Guidelines:

  • Each entrant will make a new original piece based on the prompt, and upload it to the Padlet site by November 30, 2022. The gallery will close to entries on midnight on November 30, Alaska time.
  • To enter you must register for the Saturday event AND register for the Juried Art Show (and pay the $20 fee).
  • The gallery will be open for viewing the whole weekend,  and attendees are encouraged to leave positive comments under entries.
  • Likes count towards the People’s Choice award.  The People’s Choice award will be awarded to the entry with most likes. Attendees are encouraged to only give 2 likes to their top two favorite pieces.
  • Winners will be announced at the end of the day on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    The Alaska and Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia regions of SCBWI encompass a wide range of creators. Our priority is to reflect this representation and serve all members of our local community. In addition, we aim to help the children’s book industry and our local chapter build a bigger bookshelf by creating a welcoming environment for creators while striking down barriers to access. In an effort to broaden access to resources and events offered by Alaska and Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia SCBWI regions, we invite applications to our 2022 Making Waves Awards.

    Submissions are open now. The deadline to submit is Friday, November 11, 2022.

     

    MAKING WAVES COMMUNITY AWARD (1)
    This award seeks to address financial barriers among creators in our regions for whom attending the conference is a financial hardship. ONE award will be granted. The MAKING WAVES COMMUNITY AWARD includes the following:

    Attendance to the entire live 2022 online event, which includes access to all Saturday presentations and Sunday workshops (critiques and the juried art show are not included).

    VOICES RISING AWARD (2)
    This award seeks to lift the voices of underrepresented creators through attendance to our event. TWO awards will be granted to illustrators who self-identify as members of communities which have been underrepresented in children’s and young adult literature. We welcome all definitions of underrepresentation.

    Please note: the submissions themselves are not required to reflect an underrepresented or marginalized population, only the creators.

    Each VOICES RISING AWARD includes the following:
    Attendance to the entire live 2022 online event which includes access to all Saturday presentations and Sunday workshops (critiques and the juried art show are not included).

    ELIGIBILITY FOR BOTH AWARDS
    All applicants must live within Alaska or Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia.

    • Applicants may apply for more than one award, but may win no more than one award.
    • Applicants do not have to be members of SCBWI to apply.
    • Application is limited to creators who are unagented and pre-published.
    • Applicants should note how they would benefit from attending the Making Waves online illustrator event and/or state their financial need.
    • There is no fee to apply, and both awards are open to creators of all skill levels.

    IMPORTANT DATES
    Submissions are now open. The deadline to submit is Friday, November 11, 2022 at midnight Alaska time. Winners will be announced by November 15, 2022. Any winners who are already registered will receive a full refund.

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    Please submit  the following:
    • Up to three (3) fully finished illustrations appropriate for the children’s literature market in JPEG format, each no more than 5MB in size.
    • Name the illustration files “LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg”  e.g.: “Smith_Jane_MakingFriends.jpg”.
    • A written statement (no more than a paragraph) about how you qualify for the scholarship and would benefit from attending the event.

    Please email Jena Lasley at alaska-ic@scbwi.org  with your entries and any questions.

    We look forward to receiving your submission. Good luck!

     

     

 

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Making Waves Registration (Saturday & Sunday) - Nonmember - $190.00
Full event access. Attend Saturday & Sunday. *You must purchase Saturday ticket to be eligible to enter the Juried Art Show


Making Waves Registration (Saturday & Sunday) - SCBWI Member - $140.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

Full event access. Attend Saturday & Sunday. *You must purchase Saturday ticket to be eligible to enter the Juried Art Show


Sunday Ticket (Session A & B) - Nonmember - $110.00
SUNDAY Sessions A & B access only


Saturday Ticket - Nonmember - $80.00
SATURDAY access. *You must purchase Saturday ticket to be eligible to enter the Juried Art Show. **If desired ADD ON 1 SUNDAY WORKSHOP by choosing below.**


Sunday Ticket (Session A & B) - SCBWI Member - $80.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

SUNDAY Sessions A & B access only


Saturday Ticket - SCBWI Member - $60.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

SATURDAY access only. *You must purchase Saturday ticket to be eligible to enter the Juried Art Show. **If desired ADD ON 1 SUNDAY WORKSHOP by choosing below.**


Sunday Session A - Ticket - Nonmember - $55.00
SUNDAY access only. Choreographing with Feelings: A Storytelling Workshop with Eugenia Mello. (9 AM-12PM AKST | 1-4pm EST)


Sunday Session B - Ticket - Nonmember - $55.00
Sunday Session B access only. Characters in the Round: A 3-D Sculpting Software Workshop with Young Vo. 1-4pm AKST | 5-8pm EST)


Sunday Session A Ticket - SCBWI Member - $40.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

Choreographing with Feelings: A Storytelling Workshop with Eugenia Mello. (9 AM-12PM AKST | 1-4pm EST)


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