Simon & Schuster Art Director Lucy Cummins loves, loves, loves children's books. She's a no-nonsense champion of picture books and their creators. Actually, she's full of nonsense, but you know what I mean. Besides a great session, Lucy provided a six-page handout with fantastic advice and hints. SIX PAGES.
Lucy says she's always looking for new illustrators—her office is a fire hazard from all the postcards and print outs she has out or up on walls.
What's new? What's next?
SHORT BOOKS, sooo short. Ten words, five words, no words, that kind of short.
NON-FICTION, picture book biographies are hot, hot, hot.
Jaime's Favorite Part
She showed us Jon's An Eye for Annai cartoon:
LUCY IS LOOKING ONLINE FOR YOU.
Lucy told the group about some of her favorite websites and blogs that she visits daily, or, for Illustration Mundo, she visits that site twice a day!
Her best advice for making your work publishable:
Your most important obligation as an illustrator is to practice.