Illustrator Info and Schmoozes

Watch Here for Upcoming Illustrator Info

Aug Illustrator meet up pic.jpg

Watch here for upcoming Illustrator Schmoozes and other events. For more info on our illustrator focused Intensive in January click

Come join us for community, fun, and food!

Schmooze Info from Livna Genchel.

It was a very beautiful and warm summer night in La Jolla when we had our Illustrator Schmooze in August (see picture.) Nice to see all the creatives step out for some tacos and a drink!

Hello Illustrators,

Due to unforeseen circumstances we couldn’t plan an in-person schmooze this month but Lisa will host an online Zoom schmooze from 7-8:30pm on November 16th. Anyone who wants to attend should RSVP to and she will send the Zoom link 10 min before the meeting.

We've opened up a whatsapp group, here is the link to join:


We have a great opportunity for illustrators this January! The Illustrator Intensive will be Jan 20 from 9am -12 noon. Mallory Grigg, Senior Art Director at Macmillan Children’s Publishing

Group will give this intensive. It will be a craft based talk with some exercises for participants on picture books. Watch for more info to come on our website and newsletter.For more information and to register, TBA


#scbwiDrawThis September Prompt: BOOK COVER

Because some of you have asked, I just wanted to let you know that the website is updated with the latest DrawThis Prompt for you to share with your members. The September prompt is BOOK COVER. Check it out here: It will also be posted on the social media pages in the coming days.  

Featured Illustrator - TATIANA GARDEL

The Featured Illustrator is also available on the website. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis by email until the new web in-take form is available. (Note we are aware that the icon for Tatiana Gardel on the homepage image is not correct. It is currently updating on the website.) Check it out here:

FYI-  The Featured Illustrator page has the submission information at the bottom if you scroll down. The "APPLICATION PROCESS" section has the instructions and email address.


And one more thing! The Narrative Art Award opens Submissions are October 1st - 31st.

#scbwiArtober is coming....let them know to get ready to have some arting fun!

Also check your Member Home News feeds for messages about the programs and how to apply. 

Lisa Karmel Co-IC