Saturday, September 11, 2010

Illustration and Technology




I am thinking about treating myself to the Fall Weekend Conference at the Mazza Museum: International Art from Picture Books for my birthday on November 12! 

My Summer Conference experience was phenomenal, but I was not prepared for the opportunity to share my writing and illustration aspirations.  In addition to my Flickr photostream, above is the digital version of the physical portfolio I am now prepared to share with the Mazza conference goers and speakers.

Tony DiTerlizzi, one of the illustrators who inspires me, will be there, and I would love the chance to learn from him, show him my work, and get his innovative The Search for WondLa (to be releaseed September 21) signed.  I'm curious to see how he integrates written and visual storytelling with technology: "DiTerlizzi is pushing the envelope in his latest work, nearly creating a new format that combines a traditional novel with a graphic novel and with the interactivity of the computer." (Review by Connie Tyrrell Burns in School Library Journal.)

Look out Brian Selznick!  Questions for Caldecott?