Russ, Diandra, and I (Renee) want to thank everyone for helping to make Thursday's #kidlitart chats an enormously fun, useful hour for kidlit illustrators! We've been going strong for 16 weeks and we're not planning to stop anytime soon!
Every week, after the chat, I post the transcript to Storify. That way, if you miss the chat or want to reference a conversation from the night, it's available! Below is a list of every topic we've covered so far and a link to the corresponding transcript. Just a little light reading... ;)
If you have any suggestions for upcoming topics you'd like to discuss in the coming weeks, please leave a comment here or tweet at @kidlitart using the hashtag #kidlitart.
Thanks so much everyone! We have the best, most supportive community of artists EVER!
25 - Do’s and Don’ts : Conference Etiquette
9- How You Promote Yourself?
16- Sources of Inspiration (doesn't have to be directly art-related)
23- Editing Your Portfolio (knowing when to cut old/weak pieces)
30- Refreshing Non-Art Activities (filling the creative well outside of art)
6- Favorite Tools (mediums, software, programs, etc.)
13- Book Keeping (software, methods, How do you run your business?)
20- Opportunities (conferences, contests, gallery shows, workshops, retreats, etc.)
27- Following Up (post-submission, post-conference contact, etc.)
11- Checking in on Professional Goals in 2013
18- Online vs. Paid Book/Directory Presence
25- What do you wish you had known at the beginning? (Topic suggested by Penguin Art Director, Giuseppe Castellano)
1- General Chat
8- Must-Have Children's Books.
15- Sketching (How often & what're your subjects?)http://storify.com/kidlitart/kidlitart-chat-transcript-sketching-how-often-and
22- Online Resource Share (articles, tutorials, etc.)
29- Museums & Other Points of Interest for Artists
5- Classroom Visits and New Art Supplies
12 - Dealing w/ Distractions