Well, the big news is that TOMORROW is the opening of the First Ever Pretty Much World Famous Illustration Contest!
Can you believe it?
It’s practically time!!!
I’m excited and also nervous!
I’m really hoping we’ll get some entries. It would be so much fun to see the March Madness Contest winners’ stories brought to life in art!
They’ll get a chance to show their work to a boatload of authors who, in this day and age of self-publishing, might need an illustrator at some point – you never know! – as well as some teachers who might need a school visit from an illustrator at some point – you never know!
AND they get a chance at some awesome prizes, most especially a portfolio critique by the pretty much world famous Michael Garland!
And WE will get to see all their fabulous art!
So it’s all good in my book! 🙂
So much excitement is making me a little faint. Quick! Something Chocolate!
I have a special treat for Coleen, who has been so very extremely helpful and nice about tweeting the illustration contest (even though I keep forgetting to!) that really, she should have her heart’s desire which just so happens to be peanut butter and chocolate. So here is a choice, because I wasn’t sure which you’d all prefer 🙂
|Gold Rush Peanut Butter Sundae
with homemade chocolate fudge and melted peanut butter!
|Peanut Butter Brownie Sandwich – Scrumptious!!!|
I feel fairly certain that either or both of those will be very helpful in fueling your creative spirit and/or your vacuuming, car pooling, shopping, or whatever else you have planned for the day. Nothing like a little chocolate and sugar to get you going in the morning! That’s what I always say! 🙂
Now then. Ready for Would You Read It?
Today’s pitch comes to us from Sean who says, “I’m a writer at an advertising agency, and I love being creative. Writing picture books is my favorite creative outlet, and I hope kids will enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Beyond writing, I love to read, run, cook, eat, and watch Mad Men if there’s extra time to spare.”
Here’s the link to his Twitter page. He’s also on Facebook.
Here is his pitch:
Working Title: Todd’s Top Secret Dance Moves
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 6-8)
The Pitch: His moves are smoother than a buttery bowling ball sliding over a field of silk tuxedos. And Todd is ready to reveal them all: the Fuzzy Banana, the Lunch Lady, the Frosty Snowman, and many more. Follow the footsteps of a dynamite dancer and try to resist tapping your feet. If you want to dance like Todd, the first secret is…
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Sean is looking forward to your thoughts on his pitch! I am looking forward to THE CONTEST!!! Whoopee! By this time tomorrow, we could have art up! I can’t wait! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! 🙂
And tune in tomorrow for the contest!!!
Oh, and P.S. let me take this opportunity to remind the PPBF bloggers that there will not be a PPBF this Friday (April 25) or next Friday (May 2) because of the contest.