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Illustrator Nuts & Bolts: Two-step Critique

May 28, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024

Online event

Calling all illustrators: Join us for an opportunity to develop an original character for your portfolio/dummy with TWO professional feedback sessions. Participants will submit five images for the first meeting--an original character design (1 image), a character study (1 image) and a narrative series with this same character (3 separate images). Participants will then have about 5 weeks to revise and resubmit these same 5 images for a second round of feedback.

Quick Facts

Host Region: Eastern Pennsylvania

Cost

  • Premium Members: $155 USD
  • Preview Plan: $175 USD

Meeting Dates:

  • Group A meets May 28 & Aug 12
  • Group B meets May 30 & Aug 15


Meet the Faculty

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About Christie

Christie Megill joined The CAT Agency in 2022 after interning with Writers House, Triada US, and Cardinal Rule Press. She’s overjoyed to be working with artists and children’s book authors, offering long-term support in their careers and creative journeys. Christie comes from a background in elementary education and before pursuing education, she previously worked as an editorial assistant at an academic press in New York City, as a volunteer at the Housing Works Bookstore in SoHo, and as a bookseller at the bygone Borders Books and Music in Columbus Circle. She holds a BA in English Literature from Fordham University. When she’s not losing herself in a good book, she can be found making butter-laden desserts, exploring new museums, and hiking in the woods with her three children.

Critique Meetings (please, scroll right to see all of the information)

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Step 1:

Submit the following five images--an original character design (1 image), a character study (1 image) and a narrative series with this same character (3 separate images)--by MONDAY, APRIL 22. We anticipate feedback to be returned by Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Please, review this in advance of your Zoom meeting.

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Time to Revise!

Use the feedback you receive in Step 1 to revise your 5 images before the submission deadline for Step 2.

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Step 2:

Submit your revised versions of the following five images--an original character design (1 image), a character study (1 image) and a narrative series with this same character (3 separate images)--by SUNDAY, JULY 7. We anticipate feedback to be returned by Monday, August 5, 2024. Please, review this in advance of your Zoom meeting.

For ALL Critique Submissions

⇒SAVE YOUR FILE as Critique Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_ORIGINAL CHARACTER as a PDF or DOC or DOCx.   

Example: Megill_Strocchia_ORIGINAL CHARACTER

⇒Then send your file to Kristen at epa-ara@scbwi.org. The subject should read: Webinar Faculty Last Name_Your Last Name_ORIGINAL CHARACTER (same as saved file name).

Submission deadlines: listed in Step 1 & 2 above

Also see Steps 1 & 2 above for anticipated critique return dates.