Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Online Illustration Critique Groups

KidLit Illustration Critique Group

Group Leaders: Angela Padron, Jesse Graber, Angelo Lopez, Michael Trujillo & Jack Spellman

Contact info:

Group link:

Date this form was submitted: 1/18/16

Members can post sketches, finished illustrations or works in progress. This includes any freelance or personal work related to children's book illustration. Members can also post information about contests, articles, workshops, classes, etc. related to children's book illustration. We do not review manuscripts, however we can critique storyboards and book dummies. This keeps our group strictly related to children's book illustration.  

There are no set dates for critique nor deadlines. A member can post work anytime. All we ask is that if you post your work you also comment on others' work. We do post monthly exercises that are optional.

How do you submit? Through posting on our Facebook group.

Number of members in group: Currently we have 310 members

Open to New Members? Yes. However, group leaders review portfolios before accepting new members. Please email three samples or a link to your online portfolio to Angela Padron at OR send a message through Facebook with the same information to Angela Padron.

Focus/Genres: All forms of visual art within the genre of children’s book illustration. 

Range of group’s experiences: Intermediate to advanced. However, we mainly look for artists who have a firm sense of illustrating for children's books so beginners and students may also be accepted.