May 8, 2012
CONTACT: Kimberly Baker
Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall, Room 150, 7-9 p.m.
GETTING MESSY WITH KEMLY AND CRESSY: REAL-WORLD ILLUSTRATION TIPS AND TRICKS. Take a peek into the studios and computers of local illustrators Kathleen Kemly
and Mike Cressy
. With pre-recorded video demos and live discussion, Kathleen and Mike will show you how they progress from concept to thumbnails to final art, combining traditional craft with digital artistry. Kathleen has illustrated more than 10 children’s books and regularly contributes to Highlights, High Five, Ladybug, and Babybug magazines. She’s worked in all traditional media and is now experimenting with the combination of traditional and digital artwork. Learn more at kathleenkemly.com
. Mike has been illustrating children’s books since 1998, along with game art, logos and package design. Painting, sketching and total computer art, this guy does it all. See www.mikecressy.com
EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT REVISION with Lois Brandt
. Revision is a daunting task, but Lois says, “Everything I know about revision I learned from four dead guys, a college professor, one short agent, and two impeccably dressed children’s writers.” She’ll share that know-how with us in her eight-point talk that will walk us through specific exercises and tasks to aid the revision process. Lois recently earned an MFA in Writing for Children and writes (and revises) everything from YA novels to short stories.