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"Let's Lay it Out"; Comic and Kidlit Page Design for Illustrators with Lucas Elliott

Whether you're creating your first picture book dummy or scripting your first graphic novel, determining how your story flows from one page to another is important. With this intensive, we’ll go through the anatomy of what it takes to develop a strong sense of story through panel design, composition, and framing. 

WHEN: Friday, September 20. 9am - 12pm

COST: $55 for SCBWI/AWG/RWA Members, $75 for Non-Members

This Intensive can be added as an option along with your conference registration, or you can register just for this intensive workshop by clicking HERE.


Who can enter? ANYONE in the state of Alaska, not just attendees of the conference! It's a HUGE opportunity for Alaskan illustrators to get their work in front of editors, agents, and authors looking for an illustrator

Here’s what you need to do: 

  • Create 1 piece inspired by the prompt: "They spent a fine, long day together."  
  • Submit only your BEST work and stay true to yourself!
  • The name of the game is CHILDREN’S BOOKS.  This is not a fine art show.  Our select judges will be looking for dynamic pieces that also fit into the realm of books for young readers. 
  • See the Juried Art Show page for more details on criteria, formatting for submission, and how to register.
  • Best in Show and People's Choice receive a $50 Visa Gift Card


If you are registered for the conference, you may also submit ONE portfolio for display for free (NO original art pieces-copies only please!).  There is no contest for portfolios this year. If you will be displaying a portfolio, please see the Juried Art Show page for more details on criteria, formatting for submission, and how to register. 

Artwork will be displayed all day Saturday at the conference. Neither SCBWI nor its conference affiliates accepts responsibility for lost or damaged artwork.

Questions? Email SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator Jena Benton-Lasley


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