To get you thinking about the business side of illustrating books for children, we’re sharing some of our #HFGather Illustrator Chats.
Income Streams for Children’s Book Illustrators
Illustrators Pat Cummings, Shadra Strickland, Xindi Yan and Rudy Gutierrez talk about all the different kinds of work they’ve done; online ways to earn or find income; how to come up with pricing, and more.
The Storied Career of Diane Dillon
Pat Cummings chats with Diane Dillon about her long and illustrious career; creative collaboration; illustrating other cultures; matching the style to the story; and doing what it takes to get the job done.
On Agents for Illustrators: Pat Cummings, Shadra Strickland & Sarah Jung
The three illustrators discuss giving/getting illustrator feedback; how to go about finding an agent, and the importance of checking their references; staying dedicated; and advocating for yourself even if you have an agent.