Nancy Brennan, Art Director, Penguin Random House
and Floyd Cooper, Author/Illustrator
Check out MANDATORY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT HERE
9:00–9:30 a.m.: Introductions
9:30–10:30 a.m.: Nancy
What Where and How—Finding the Perfect Pictures to Match the Words: We’ll discuss what an Art Director is looking for, and how they look to find the best illustrator for the job.
10:30–10:40 a.m.: Q&A
10:40–10:50 a.m.: Break
10:50–11:50 a.m.: Floyd
Power-Ups for the Illustrator: The Tooling of the Picture Book. We will explore the resources the artist has to build emotion and connection with composition, scale, pagination and sequence. I will show the way I work.
11:50–noon a.m.: Q&A
Noon–1:00 p.m.: LUNCH
1:00–2:00 p.m.: Floyd and Nancy: Critique of Homework assignments
2:00–3:00 p.m.: Nancy
Unraveling the Cover Process: When to start thinking about your cover art, and how to follow the crazy path leading to a final that everyone is happy with.
3:00–3:15 p.m.: Break
3:15–4:15 p.m.: Floyd
Coached character/figure drawing session: Tips to strengthen your skills. Capture gesture, expressiveness, personality, and likeness. (Check back to see what sketching supplies to bring. )
4:15–5:00 p.m.: Q&A