ABOUT DANA SULLIVAN

  • Dana Sullivan is the writer and illustrator of Ozzie and the Art Contest (2013), Kay
    Kay’s Alphabet Safari (2014) and My Red 
    Velvet Cape (February 2018). He is the illustrator for the Digger
    and Daisy six-book early reader series and two sets of Bob Books for Scholastic. He also
    teaches Intro to Picture Books at Kirkland Arts Center. Dana is the former Co-Regional Advisor of the Western Washington chapter of SCBWI and lives in Newcastle with
    the sweet Vicki and their two dogs, one living (Bennie) and one not so much
    (Max). You can verify that most of this is true at his website
    www.danajsullivan.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Speed! Get your ideas (ALL of your ideas) down so fast your critical self won’t edit them. You probably have some pretty good gems in there. I believe writer’s block is really a case of criticizing your ideas before you can put them on paper. Put them on paper! Paper’s cheap and you don’t have to show them to anybody.


    And if we’re not having fun, we’re not doing it right. This is for kids, right?