Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Joining Pictures with Words – 2020

Date(s) - 05/16/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Joining Pictures with Words

Children’s books most often involve the careful balance of pictures and words. Illustrators add their unique perspective to complement the text. Join us on Saturday, May 16th from 10am – 12pm (EST) as two illustrators give us an in-depth look at their craft. Writers can gain insights on how illustrators evaluate a text and pair it with images. Illustrators can pick up tips and tricks and talk shop with their peers. This event is NOW online via Zoom, and FREE to members and non-members, but registration is required.


Lindsay Ward
Lindsay Ward has a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. Her most recent books include This Book Is Gray and the Amazon Bestselling Dexter T. Rexter series: Don’t Forget Dexter!, It’s Show and Tell, Dexter!, and Vacation for Dexter! with Two Lions. She is also the author and illustrator of Brobarians (Two Lions, 2017), The Importance of Being 3 (Dial, 2016), Rosco vs. the Baby (S&S, 2016), Henry Finds His Word (Dial, 2015), a Choose to Read Ohio Book, When Blue Met Egg (Dial, 2012), and Please Bring Balloons (Dial, 2013), which was produced into a play by the New York City Children’s Theater in 2017. Her work has been reviewed in Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and the New York Times. Lindsay is the founder of Critter Lit, a free picture book manuscript and illustration critique service for up-and-coming authors and illustrators. Lindsay lives in Peninsula, Ohio with her husband, author Frank Tupta, three sons, and dog, Sally.

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Michael Robertson
Born and raised in northern Ohio, Michael graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in painting. He spent ten years as a toydesigner and character developer, before trying his hand at illustration. His work has appeared on many children’s products, greeting cards, books, toys and magazines, and has received multiple recognitions from the Society of Illustrators.An avid collector of mid-century art and design since the 80’s, Michael’s vast array of influences include many modern masters such as Calder and Miro, as well as illustrators like Jim Flora, Alice and Martin Provensen, and Mary Bair. Michael lives in a spacious industrial warehouse loft in downtown Cleveland, where he enjoys painting, cooking and listening to the extensive collection of vintage soul, jazz, and Brazilian music he has acquired over the years.Michael is represented by Lindgren and Smith

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