Austin SCBWI

Author Julie Lake (center) moderates a panel that included agent Emily van Beek of Folio Literary Agency, (left of Jullie) Michelle Poploff (right of Julie), vice president and executive editor of Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers and Elizabeth Law (far right), vice president and publisher of Egmont USA.

Illustrators Jeff Crosby, Clint Young (holding a drawing by his young daughter that had mysteriously slipped into his portfolio) and Shelley Ann Jackson.

Small group intensive round table with illustrators and David Diaz.

David Diaz's door

Left to right are illustrators Marsha Riti, who won this year’s portfolio contest, Dallion Macgregor, who found and transported the door to the conference, Amy Farrier, who helped Dallion and Caldecott Medal winning illustrator David Diaz who painted the door.

small group intensive

Friday night briefing with conference faculty about the next day’s events.

Publisher Arthur Levine and Julian Hector discuss Julian’s illustrations for Arthur’s new picture book,  Monday is One Day.

Illustrators Midge Beard, Tiffanny Varga, Maurie Tieman and Amy Farrier look through some of the hand-made portfolios Diaz has made to send to art directors.


Small group intensive with author-illustrator Julian Hector.

Julian Hector shows a color rendition (charcoal and watercolor) of his new picture book about a hedgehog, C.R. Mudgeon.

Author-illustrator Julian Hector.

Julian Hector coming to grips with his characters through sketches.

Red pencil comments from art director, editor and proofreader on Julian’s page spread for “C.R. Mudgeon”

Arthur Levine and Julian Hector discuss a page spread from “Monday is One Day” by Arthur Levine, illustrated by Julian Hector.

Illustrators look through each others’ portfolios in the portfolio room.

Middle grades author Helen Hemphill peruses Clint Young’s portfolio. Helen later won the bidding auction for David Diaz’s door.

Illustrator Patrice Barton’s portfolio display.

Mirror frames decorated and painted by Austin SCBWI chapter members and supporters to raise money for Illustrators’ functions in the conference silent auction.

Left to right top, Nick Alter, Christy Stallop, David Diaz, Helen Hemphill, Mark Mitchell, Julie Lake. Left to right bottom, Varian Johnson, Carmen Oliver, Debbie Gonzales and Sheryl Witschorke.


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