Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chicago SCBWI

A quick shout out to Terri Murphy and Janet McDonnell who have taken time out of their busy schedules to organize the SCBWI ILLINOIS ILLUSTRATORS’ CONFERENCE this coming Saturday May 5th. They've risked a lot to invite me to speak along side Martha Rago - Harper Collins art director. I've been planning my grand entrance - it's down to a cartwheel (which I've never successfully pulled off) or a belly slide (which could go bad in so many ways). I remember advice way back when from someone - can't remember who: "Don't be forgettable" So I'll do my best to leave some kind of impression...even if it's only a stain on the floor :)

If you're in the area I'd love to meet you! Conference information here. 

This image above was done purely for the love of the game - I don't know what it means - I don't know this cow personally - don't even know if she knows there's a bird on her back - can't tell if the bird is friend or foe.  


  1. Wish I could see that grand entrance! And I think the cow could be harboring some secrets of her own. She has shifty eyes...

  2. You know, if you grease up your belly sufficiently and as long as you don't attempt to slide across carpet, I'd go for the belly slide. Have you thought about doing the worm?

    Good luck.

  3. Will, I don't think it's possible for you to be forgettable - just be yourself and you'll be great!

  4. we all know...birds love to fly around cows backsides...i think they like the view or he smell.....just saying,lol

  5. This is absolutely amazing!!! I love it!

  6. Aww man, wish I could go! Its literally right across the highway from where I work. But I'm super busy Saturday!! Next time.
    LOVE the drawing.

  7. I’ll have to bring the video recorder to preserve your grand entrance in time.... and just in case you are never able to repeat it :o)

    1. Just give me the cue Jack and make sure it's running...I might not be able to do a second take. :)


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