I'm sharing here a blog post from my colleague Laura Jacobsen. She and three others are blog-posting interviews of 16 picture book illustrators throughout the month of November. I am one of the illustrators whom Laura will be interviewing. Follow all 16 interviews---and celebrate National Picture Book Month!
“Everything I learned in college, can now be found for free on Wikipedia.”- bobbiblogger, Sept., 2012
Yeah, that sums it up pretty well. Don’t get me wrong, I went to a great art school, The Columbus College of Art and Design (although not as great as it is NOW after apparently a jillion dollar endowment–I mean we had classes in an old garage for crying out loud). But I have to admit I have amassed far more knowledge since I left by talking to and copying, I mean learning, from other artists, both in real life and online. Last year, our little band of local illustrator buds, Molly Idle, Mikela Prevost and Juana Martinez-Neal and I, interviewed each other, and learned so much in the process that this year we decided to expand our class offerings. Consider this our graduate program. In honor of National Picture Book Month classes begin in November, conveniently located on a blog near you, and, best of all, this education is FREE!