SCBWI 2013 conference opens!
Learning A-Z used my 'Taddy' frog character illustrations for their presentation. I was honored.
Jen Lum, art director for Learning A-Z, explains how illustrating action is vital to story telling. Showing motion examples from 'Penny the Rude Penguin,' a book I illustrated for them in 2012.
Laura Hoffman illustrationPenny the Rude Penguinillustration
My buds! Luminaries in the world of children's book illustration. SCBWI 2013.
David Wiesner showing how he used source material (maquettes) to show angles and views for illustrations. He used this frog for 'Tuesday.'
David Wiesner's final painting for the book, 'Tuesday.'
David Wiesner explains his artwork for 'Tuesday.'
The big SCBWI 2013 summer gala gears up. View from my hotel room from the 14th floor.
Laura Hoffman and Linda Silvestri, illustrators, getting ready for the Black & White Gala, SCBWI summer 2013 conference.
Laura Hoffman and Heather Soodak get ready for the 2013 SCBWI Summer conference Black & White gala in Los Angeles.
Illustrator gathering at SCBWI's summer conference: Eliza Wheeler, Heather Soodak, Katy Betz, Linda Silvestri, and Laura Hoffman
SCBWI 2013 Black & White gala dance!
SCBWI 2013 Black & White gala dance - Katy Betz looking awesome as a zebra!
SCBWI 2013 Black & White gala dance.
Penguin is represented at the SCBWI 2013 Black & White gala dance.
Penguins get down at the SCBWI 2013 Black & White gala dance.
Rejection Letters at the SCBWI 2013 Black & White gala dance
Rejection Letters at the SCBWI 2013 Black & White gala dance.
David Wiesner, keynote illustrator, at the SCBWI 2013 conference.
Illustrators convene at the 2013 SCBWI luncheon.
Henry Winkler (The Fonz) and Laura Hoffman.
Henry Winkler gets surrounded by admirers at SCBWI's 2013 summer conference.
Linda Silvestri and Heather Soodak, illustrators.
Linda Silvestri, illustrator.
Linda Silvestri and Laura Hoffman, illustrators.
Heather Soodak, illustrator.
Laura Hoffman, illustrator.
Cool lamps floating above the RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen in Century CIty, Los Angeles.
Illustrator Intensive First Look panel: Giuseppe Castellano, Kristen Nobles, Allyn Johnston, Steve Malk and Sarah Baker.