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First Looks


Submit your illustration samples for an opportunity to receive live feedback in this large group session. We regret that there may not be time to review all submissions, but will try to accommodate a variety of illustration types and as many samples as possible.

How to participate:

Free with registration–


  • Send your illustrations to Berrie, epa-ic@scbwi.org, by 11:59 PM ET Friday, 9/13/24.
  • Please put “FPCS 2024_First Looks” in the subject line of your email.

What to send:

  • Three illustrations .jpg or .png file (5 MB max) portfolio-ready illustrations

What to name your files:

⇒Please SAVE YOUR FILES as follows: FPCS 2024_First Looks_YOUR INITIALS_image number. NO NAMES or other identifying information please.

For example, for Berrie Torgan-Randall's first file, she would label it: FPCS 2024_First Looks_BTR_1

Meet the Faculty

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Jon Corby

Jon Corby is an illustrator and children’s book designer from Eastern Pennsylvania. By day, Jon works as a Design Assistant for HarperCollins Children’s Books. His favorite part of the job is supporting illustrators so they can create their very best work. Jon designs leveled readers, board books, and picture books featuring characters like Pete the Cat, the Berenstain Bears, and Curious George. By night, Jon is a KidLit illustrator focusing on picture books. His personal work is inspired by his love of humor, travel, and mysteries.