The wonderful fireball of a writer Kristen Faulconer walked into my work today and we started chatting about her SCBWI gear and within 10 minutes I was registered, inspired and had a list of writers and illustrators and conferences to look into! So nice when a great resource just walks through the door! I will also be meeting with a good friend and published illustrator, Bobbi Hunter, this week to get geared up on the children's book publishing world. Huzzah!
So! Children's books! Love 'em, always have. From cute little ones to unique contemporary ones, I love them all! I still hoard my old ones I had when I was little. I was obsessed with Calvin and Hobbes comics and anything by Bill Watterson (I'm still pretty obsessed...) and the illustrations in The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch.
More recently, I've been in love with Jen Corace's illustrations in Little Pea and her series with Amy Krouse Rosenthal, as well as Suzy Lee's simple illustrations in her book Shadows.