Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Susan Detwiler

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: < 25 miles
Skype Visit: No
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I am the illustrator of several picture books and the author/illustrator of one. My illustrations have been published in children's magazines, and also used for advertising, puzzles, and greeting cards. I was raised in Maryland and received my education at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where I live with my artist husband. We have two sons.

Presentation Description:

My talk is a presentation of my books, including a description of each story and a reading of one of them, accompanied by a slide show. I briefly show some of the other products my illustrations have been used for -- greeting cards, puzzles, games, magazines and advertising. I discuss what an illustrator does, where I work and how I prepared to become an artist. I also outline the process of illustrating a book: how I do research, make sketches, and produce the final art.