So, from the moment steam began rising from our coffee cups in the morning, attendees leaned toward him, eager to hear what he had to say about the picture book industry.
"You're storytellers. Not illustrators," E.B. said, elaborating that P.B. illustrators write using "visual language".
Good isn’t good enough when you’re trying to work in the field of picture-book illustration. And because of this, E.B. doesn’t pass out compliments like valentines in grade school; He says what he thinks you need to hear. Whether you’re published or unpublished, he wants to help you bring your work to the next level.
So, when attendees gathered together for a watercolor demonstration E.B. called out, “Now, where’s Shirley? She needs to hear this, because this is her problem!”