TOPIC: What professional associations OTHER than kidlit groups
do you find useful?
Art/design associations mentioned:
Graphic Artists Guild
Society of Illustrators
Puppeteers of America
local artist societies such as St. Louis Watercolor Society; Chicago Artist's Coalition
peer support groups
Not-necessarily-kidlit groups on Flikr and LinkedIn
Industry information sites, such as Publishers Marketplace
Adult writers' groups
*Though emphatically a kidlit organization, SCBWI got a shout-out for event discounts, volunteer opportunities, networking and support.
Chatters engage in a variety of activities in addition to illustration:
occasionally reading books not written for children :-)
Tweet of the night
From @johnlechner, puppeteer: "I think it's good to venture beyond your art form/genre for inspiration."
Full transcript below--enjoy!