Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

A Map to Draw From: Charting a Multi-layered Illustration Career

Date(s) - 05/09/2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It’s hard to figure out what to do when illustrating kidlit alone isn’t enough to generate a sustainable income. The process can be daunting trying to do it all without risk of spreading yourself too thin or crashing into burnout. But juggling multiple illustration disciplines is definitely possible— you just need an effective game plan.

SCBWI France has invited Leeza Hernandez, a US-based children’s book illustrator/author to share some of the challenges she faced and steps that she took to help create a work practice that now yields a diverse stream of revenue whilst actualizing what she loves to do— make art!

In this webinar, Leeza will discuss various fields from children’s books to Etsy sales and product development, art licensing, niche-market conventions and beyond.

She’ll help you navigate ways to:

Execute a personal plan

Set a practical budget

Implement a daily practice

Boost inspiration

Stay motivated

Avoid burnout

Embrace sacrifice 

Maintain a rolling check list

The session will wrap up with a short Q+A.
**Leeza welcomes any questions you may have in advance of the event and will compile a handout of the answers for the webinar. Please see below.**

Leeza Hernandez was born in the south of England. She’s lived in the USA since 1999 and currently works as an illustrator-author as well as art director at a local parenting magazine. Printmaking, textiles, sketching are some of her favorite ways to be creative alongside spending time with her husband, daughter and cheeky tabby cat Jaspurr-purr.
Her books include: Did You Burp? How to Ask Questions (Or Not!) written by April pulley Sayre (Charlesbridge); The Mia Mayhem series written by Kara West (S&S); This Is the Day! written by Amy Parker (Scholastic); Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo (S&S) written by John Lithgow; Dog Gone! and Cat Napped! (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) and the Eat Your Homework series — Math, Science and U.S. History (Charlesbridge) written by Ann McCallum.



TIME: 5:30pm (Central European Time) / 11:30am (Eastern Standard Time)
10€ for SCBWI members

30€ for non-members
Payment must be in EUROS via PayPal.

**Registered participants: please send your question no later than 3:00pm CET / 9:00pm EST, May 1, 2020
using this form:

Questions? Contact Dana Carey, ARA SCBWI France:
This webinar will take place on the video conferencing platform ZOOM and is not available as a recording. A recording will be made in case of technical difficulties and will be available to paid participants for 2 weeks after the live event.

**A computer, webcam and reliable internet connection are necessary. Program and speakers subject to change without notice.**