Check out Team Blogger Jaime Temairik's wide-ranging (and awesome) interview with Simon & Schuster Art Director Laurent Linn! They talk about what makes a Middle Grade/Young Adult cover work, Laurent's favorite Pantone color, and which Muppet temperaments most closely resemble Lin Oliver and Stephen Mooser (the answers will astonish you...)
To attend Laurent's Saturday afternoon workshop, "Rethinking the Rules of Being an Illustrator," and his Sunday morning workshop with Leeza Hernandez, "The Collaboration Between Art Director and Illustrator," you'll need to join us at the 2013 SCBWI Summer Conference. There are still a few spaces left... Details and registration information are here.
Illustrate and Write On,