This weekend at NESCBWI Conference ’12 was incredible. I had a wonderful time visiting with everyone. Reconnecting with old friends and getting to meet a few folks face to face for the first time after being long time twitter friends.
Some of these wonderful people kindly gave me their interpretations of Octo-Pus in Boots check out the contributions received at this conference!
Andy J. Smith
Jane Yolen decided she needed to show the illustrators how it’s done. She broke in with a poem about Octo-Pus in Boots.
Jennifer E. Morris
Thank you everyone who drew and Octo-Pus in Boots for me! I love them all. You rock!
Next time I will be sure to bring a better camera than my phone.
The community of kid lit illustrators in New England has always impressed me and warmed my heart. Everyone is so helpful to each other with fantastic support.
This past weekend I was very happy to be able to help with The River’s Family Music Meltdown and Book Bash! near Northampton.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the main force behind bringing in Children’s Book folks for the Meltdown 2012. This year he called in illustrators to help the event through a Sketch-a-Thon. For each sketch, a donation was given to a local library in need.
Here is me working on a caricature of a family.
I took the hot seat after Eric Wight, whom I requested an Octo-Pus in Boots from:
And what a treat Lisa Yee was in town! I grabbed one of her cards because it is just so cool to have a photo of Peep!
In between bands, authors and illustrators took the stage to read their books, including, Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple, John Bemelmans Marciano and everyone above mentioned! It was the perfect event for families. We had a great day at the Meltdown.
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