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SCBWI-LA Illustrtor's Day 2012

Illustrator's Day
Jennifer Hunt and Dan Krall Peter Reunolds and Merideth Harte Erin Eitter Kono

SCBWI-LA Illustrator's Day 2012

Illustrator's Day Faculty
Jennifer HuntMagnet Reps was established by CHRYSTAL FALCIONI and Paolo Rizzi in 1999 as an illustration representation and management agency. Having started her career as an art director for corporate retail and the fashion industry, Chrystal made the career shift after judging the 18th American Illustration Annual competition where she was inspired by the highly conceptual and innovative work on display. As an artist representative, she believes the goal goes beyond getting the artist more work. Rather, it is about cultivating the image and reputation of the illustrator as well as providing good exposure while managing their business aspects and helping them develop creatively over the longevity of their career.
For more about their roster of artists and the agency, visit Magnet Reps at:
Dan KrallDAN KRALL is a children's illustrator and author who lives in Los Angeles and works in animated television and film as a development artist and art director. His author credits include Absolutely Beastly Children and a title soon to be announced from Simon & Schuster.
Dan has illustrated Being a Pig is Nice (Schwartz & Wade) by Sally Lloyd-Jones, and Skeleton Cat (Scholastic Press) by Kristyn Crow.
His animation credits include Character Designer for "Coraline" and "How to Train Your Dragon" and Art Director for "Chowder", "Samurai Jack", and "Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated".
Take a look at Dan's website.
Peter ReynoldsPETER H. REYNOLDS is the founder of Fablevision Studios ( co-located at The Boston Children's Museum. Peter is also a filmmaker and author & illustrator of over 30 books including The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, and The North Star. He has collaborated on books with Alison McGhee (Someday), Judy Blume (Fudge series) and Megan McDonald (The Judy Moody series).
Peter is also on the faculty of Southampton Writer's Conference. He also owns an independent children's bookstore, The Blue Bunny, in the Boston area. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Fitchburg State University for his 25 years of work in creating positive media for schools and families.
Merideth HarteMERIDETH HARTE is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she studied fine art and design. In 1994 she joined the Penguin Viking art department designing book jackets. In 2009, Merideth joined Sterling Publishing as the Art Director of Children’s Books where she art directs, designs and manages an ever growing list of children’s books for a broad range of titles for ages pre-school through young adult. Her passion is finding and cultivating great creative talent and creating children’s books that are both engaging to young readers and beautifully designed. An illustrator herself, she understands and appreciates the illustration process and the enormous dedication and effort it takes to be a creative person in this ever changing field. Visit Sterling Publishing
Erin Eitter KonoERIN EITTER KONO is the award winning author and illustrator of Hula Lullaby. She co-authored and illustrated The Twelve Days of Wisconsin Christmas. She also illustrated Star Baby, Nellie and the Bandit, Passover, Punk Wig, and Grandmother Have the Angels Come?
Erin studied Art History at the University of Iowa and the University of Hull in England, as well as graphic design and writing through UCLA Extension. Before becoming a writer/illustrator, she dealt blackjack on a Mississippi river boat, waited tables in New York, interned with an auction house in San Francisco and an antiquities dealer in Cambridge. These days she works from her studio in a cottage surrounded by citrus trees and lavender.
Visit Erin Eitter Kono



Illustrator's Dau Contest
Create an illustration based around this theme/idea: RECESS. Your contest entry must include each of these five items:
1. Hay
2. Apples
3. Blanket
4. Telescope
5. Buffalo

You may add other elements to your piece, but you must include these 5 specified items. The items should be visible in the illustration, but they don't have to be the main focus. Think - "evident but not prominent." The more creative you are, the better! If you leave out any one of the 5 items, your piece will be disqualified. Think of yourself as a chef making a dish. You can make whatever you want, but you have to include these 5 specific items. Now go be creative!

1. You may enter only once.
2. Submit your artwork to the following specs:
  • JPEG file format, 72 dpi resolution
  • Size: maximum length 1500 pixels, maximum width 1500 pixels
  • RGB color mode
3. Label the file with your name (i.e., joan.smith.jpg.
4. Email submission to not later than October 1, 2012.
5. Please include in the subject line of your email the words ILLUSTRATION CONTEST.
No submissions will be returned Do not sent originals.
7. Submissions not in compliance with the rules will not be considered.
8.The judge(s), while highly qualified, shall remain anonymous.

Portfolio Display and Cntest
Bring your portfolio and promotional materials to include in the portfolio display.
Only 8.5" x 11" portfolios will be accepted. NO easels, collapsible walls or over-size books will be accepted for display.
  • 2. Be remembered! Bring samples, no larger than 8.5" x 11", business cards, or postcards.
  • 3. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: "People's Choice Award" and "Professional Choice Award."

    Portfolio Reviews
    There are a limited number of private critique slots available, so register early! Open to all levels. Children's book professionals will provide 10-15 minute, one-on-one reviews of your work. The reviewers know how to give honest, insightful feedback in a nurturing way.

    Illustrator's Day Registration

    SCBWI-LA Illustrator's Day 2012

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 . 8:00 a.m. to 5:00.p.m.
    Clairbourn School . 8400 Huntington Drive, San Gabriel, CA


    • Members: $85
    • Students: $90
    • Non-members: $105
    • Pay member rate if you join SCBWI today ($85 +$85 membership)
    • Private Portfolio Review: $20
    • If registered by October 1, 2012, subtract $5 for Early Bird Discount
    • Please note: no refund after October 22, 2012. $15 charge for refund before October 22, 2012
    • You may register at the door; however, only cash and checks accepted at the door.
    • Please be aware that we do not send confirmations.

    Box Lunch Provided

    For vegetarian lunch, email



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    Take the 210 Freeway eastbound to San Gabriel Boulevard exit, turn right on San Gabriel Boulevard OR westbound, take Sierra Madre exit, turn left on San Gabriel Boulevard. Go south, turn left on Huntington Drive. Clairbourn School is on the right, 1 block.

    For everyone's benefit we ask that you not bring children to Illustrator's Day. Thank you.