Friday, January 28, 2011

Illustrators Intensive: Welcome from Cecilia Yung

Our morning started off with a welcome from Cecilia Yung, SCBWI Board Member and AD and VP at Penguin. This year's intensive is a different format and focus from previous years. BEYOND BOOKS: Picture Books and the New Media. There are no hands-on art workshops or art director round tables today, but lots of exciting discussions concerning art licensing and apps with plenty of time for questions from the audience.
One of Cecilia's books for Putnam, written and illustrated by SCBWI member Jesse Joshua Watson

Cecilia prepped us for the tone of the day:

Viable ideas with always thrive, survive and multiply in different forms and formats. We are not here to argue digital vs. print, we are here to talk about picture books and the visual opportunities presented by all these forms.

She urged us to imagine completely new concepts, completely new artwork that will take advantage of all the new formats available today.

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