Join Author/Illustrator Dow Phumiruk for part one of the EPA SCBWI “Portfolio Palooza.” Dow will discuss elements of a successful portfolio for children’s book illustrators. In addition to outlining portfolio structure recommendations, she’ll share what art to include (and what to leave out!), style choices, portfolio pitfalls, and more. She’ll also show examples of strong pieces and describe features that will grab the attention of editors and agents. Lastly, she’ll address Q&A at the end of the session. She hopes you’ll be inspired to create an eye-catching and powerful portfolio! THIS IS A FREE WEBINAR *Registration for the webinar closes 5am the morning of the event.
Dow Phumiruk is an author and illustrator of several children’s books. Her agent, Deborah Warren, took Dow on as a client after seeing her portfolio at the Rocky Mountain Chapter SCBWI’s Letters and Lines fall conference in 2015. The rest is history! She is the illustrator of A Life of Service, by Newbery Honor winner Christina Soontornvat, is an illustrator of Yes We Will, by NYT bestselling author Kelly Yang, and is also the illustrator of Cook Prize winning Counting on Katherine, by Helaine Becker. Mela and the Elephant and Hugsby, both written by Dow, are Colorado Book Award finalists. Dow is a retired pediatrician.
There are a limited number of critiques. Dow will meet with illustrators on Zoom at a scheduled time and date after the event to provide feedback on either portfolio pieces or a PB dummy. Deadline: Send your dummy/portfolio pieces to Berrie Torgan-Randall, firstname.lastname@example.org, by midnight Friday, 5/12/23. Please put “PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION” in the subject line of your email. What to submit: Send one PB dummy OR no more than six portfolio ready illustrations/sketches medium resolution JPG or PDF to be reviewed. ⇒Save as separate JPG or PDF files as follows: PORTFOLIO PREP/Phumiruk_Your Last Name_Image-1; PORTFOLIO PREP/Phumiruk_Your Last Name_Image-2 ; etc. ⇒Please include your name on every page of your work as a header or a footer, as well as identifying information on page one: first & last name, email address, title, genre.