Today was the annual Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators day at Fort Mason. It was a great event with a number of wonderful speakers and fellow artists. There were a few panels of speakers including illustrator Melissa Sweet: http://melissasweet.net/. She has illustrated a number of books including, "Little Red Writing", "Balloons Over Broadway" and "A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin" to name a few of her more recent titles. She is a brilliant artist and an extremely sweet(heh) woman with great insights.
The other speakers were Melissa Manlove and Kritstine Brogno from Chronicle Books and Isabel Warren-Lynch, art director at Random House.
All the panels were informative and very interesting. And it was great seeing all the other artists' work displayed in the portfolio room.
A number of my friends from the Academy were in attendence:
Angela Dominguez: www.andillustrations.com
Hsiao-chi(Alice) Chang: http://verysillyalice.blogspot.com/
Ana Aranda: www.anaranda.canalblog.com
Alex Lee: http://alexleeillustration.blogspot.com/
Sunny Joung Sun Choi: www.sunnyjchoi.com
Isabella Kung: www.isabellakung.com
Summer K. Jeun: http://www.keumjeun.blogspot.com/
Shih-Fen Lin: http://shihfenlin.daportfolio.com/
And as an added bonus I got to meet the amazingly talented Alina Chau, who was extremely sweet and very pleasant to speak with.
Please visit at all my friends sites, they all are talented artists and great people. I would post some of their images but I'd rather send you to their sites so you can see all of their work. Plus I don't want to get sued or anything by Melissa Sweet, Alina Chau or any of my friends.