Monthly Archives: October 2014

Small Wonder Mag

Super happy to be part of the first issue of the new-cool-local-kids-mag Small Wonder! I contributed a one spread comic as well as an illustrated activity for the inaugural issue. Here’s some pics of the super cute looking magazine. Hurray! :)

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SCBWI Conference

I was very happy to be a guest speaker at the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Conference a few weeks ago. I started with a two hour illustration workshop, then had some downtime during which we had a fun lunch and I got to hang out by the pool enjoying the sun and our freakishly warm and un-Fall like weather. Later on I also did a presentation on the history of the picture book. I got to see many of my lovely past students and met lots of other fun and talented folks. All in all, really fun time! Here’s a few pics.

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Backyard Biodiversity at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 2.52.03 PMLast week I attended the launch of the Backyard Biodiversity exhibit at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Exhibited alongside it’s usual fare of stuffed animals and insects are the works of children’s book writers and illustrators from British Columbia. One of my illustrations from ‘The Day it all Blew Away’ is featured as part of the exhibit and I am so happy to say that somehow it managed to get the best spot, right by the kids reading area. It was a fun launch with a readings by local authors like the fantastic Tiffany Stone and then some of the illustrators – myself included – did some activities with kids and families. Drawings of animals and all sorts of other things were made, Birds were collaged and all in all it was just a fun old time. Big thanks to the Beaty for inviting me to be part of this event.

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