The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing!
If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2017 is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 29th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 500 listings for children's books markets (publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more), including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. CWIM also features:
Interviews with accomplished authors and illustrators, such as Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen), Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park), Judy Schachner (the Skippyjon Jones series), and more.
Valuable advice from debut authors and illustrators who explain their personal paths to success and publication.
Informative articles on how to be your own agent, craft a great query letter, avoid picture book pitfalls, discover new online publishing opportunities, and much more.
A one-year subscription to the children's publishing content on WritersMarket.com
Includes exclusive access to the new webinar "Breaking Into Kidlit: Tips for Writing Picture Books, Middle-Grade, and Young Adult" by agent Susan Hawk of The Bent Agency.
"Author Jeff A. Menges has done a superb job of choosing a fantastic array of artists, providing representative and dazzling examples of their work and presenting them with succinct, erudite commentary that introduces you to each artist and puts them in the context of their time." â Lines and Color The most comprehensive book of its kind, this gorgeous edition presents more than 600 works, over 350 in full color, by famous and lesser-known artists from the heyday of book and magazine illustration. Featured artists include Walter Crane, Edmund Dulac, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Arthur Rackham, N. C. Wyeth, and many others â 101 in all. Several examples of each artist's finest illustrations are accompanied by biographical comments and career notes. Additional artists include Victorian-era illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, noted for his compelling combinations of the erotic and grotesque; American painter Harvey Dunn, one of Howard Pyle's most accomplished students; James Montgomery Flagg, famed for his U.S. Army recruitment posters; Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the iconic Gibson Girl; Charles R. Knight, a pioneer in the depiction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures; Edward Penfield, the king of poster art; Frederic Remington, whose works document the Old West; J. Allen St. John, the principal illustrator of Edgar Rice Burroughs's adventure tales; and dozens of others.
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2017 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator. Build a strong foundation for working with Adobe Illustrator CC by following hands-on projects for creating logos, illustrations, and posters. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to more free-form painting, youâll gain vital Illustrator skills as you progress through the lessons.
The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.
The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children's Publishing!
If you're a writer or an illustrator for young readers and your goal is to get published, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2018 is just the resource you need. Now in its 30th edition, CWIM contains more than 500 listings for children's book markets, including publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more, making it the definitive guide for anyone seeking to write or illustrate for kids and young adults.
These listings also include helpful information about who to contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. Inside, you'll also find:
Interviews with accomplished authors, such as Kwame Alexander, Dandi Daley Mackall, and Kenneth Oppel
Advice from 21 debut authors of picture books, middle-grade fiction, and young adult fiction sharing their personal journeys to success and publication
Roundtable discussions with agents on what they're currently seeking, interviews with authors who published with small presses, and informative articles on the craft of writing
A one-year subscription to the children's publishing content on WritersMarket.com (print version only)
+ Includes exclusive access to the webinar "How to Query Agents for Children's Picture Books, Middle-Grade, and Young Adult Fiction" by agent Jennifer De Chiara of the De Chiara Literary Agency
Drawn from TASCHENâs Illustration Now! series, this go-to catalog brings together 100 of the most successful and important illustrators around the globe. With featured artists including Istvan Banyai, Gary Baseman, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Brad HollandMirko IliÄ, Anita Kunz, and Christoph Niemann, the international overview provides an invigorating record of the dynamism and diversity of the illustration scene.
Each illustrator is featured with a self-portrait, samples from their portfolio, and a succinct description by Steven Heller, with a supplementary list of selected exhibitions and publications. In his introduction, Steven Heller describes the dynamic realm of illustration today and the challenging process of selection within this highly competitive and ever-moving genre.
About the series: Bibliotheca Universalisâ Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookwormâs delight â never bore, always excite!
Childrenâs books tell stories with words and often with pictures, too. In What Do Authors Do? Christelow shows how an idea blossoms into a final book in colorful watercolors and comic book-style frames. In What Do Illustrators Do?, two artists create their own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, from rough sketch to finished artwork. Budding youngwriters and artists, rejoice! Both inspiring books are now bound as one and include creative writing and drawing exercises.
Art students who plan to work in fashion design will value this unusual book and CD-ROM combination. The book opens with detailed instruction in drawing a correctly proportioned human figure, which is the necessary foundation for all fashion illustration. The most detailed and accurate garment drawings cannot convey a garment's true appearance without a properly drawn figure wearing it. Chapters that follow present detailed illustrations of human figures in a wide range of fashion poses, followed up with various garment shapes superimposed on the figures. Garments include dresses, gowns, pants, skirts, outerwear, knits, and many other items. This book also shows students how to employ the rendering techniques that add to creation of a professionally finished fashion illustration. Techniques include shading, highlighting, and coloring illustrated figures, using watercolors, markers, or working digitally. The enclosed CD-ROM presents templates that students can either print or bring up on their computer screens, and then embellish with their own garment designs. The book's more than 250 illustrations in color and black and white complement an instructive text.
Four page laminated quick reference guide showing step-by-step instructions and shortcuts for how to use features of Adobe Illustrator CC 2017. Written with Beezix's trademark focus on clarity, accuracy, and the user's perspective, this guide will be a valuable resource to improve your proficiency in using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017. This guide is suitable as a training handout, or simply an easy to use reference guide, for any type of user.
The following topics are covered:
Working with Documents; Accessing all Tools in the Tools Panel; Zooming In and Out; Artboards and Canvas; Working with Multiple Artboards; Moving the Artboard in the Window; Making Selections.
Applying Color as a Stroke or a Fill; Choosing Whether to Affect Stroke or Fill; Choosing Colors Using the Color Panel; Choosing Colors Using Swatches.
Changing Stroke Weight (Thickness); Varying Weights on a Single Stroke; Changing Opacity of a Line or Shape; Copying Color, Stroke, Opacity, etc. from One Line or Shape to Another; Applying Brushes to Lines; Drawing Freehand Lines with Brushes with the Paintbrush Tool; Drawing and Editing Freehand with the Pencil Tool; Using the Shape Tools; Using the Eraser Tool; Working with Handles; Changing an Existing Line or Shape using Handles; Deleting a Line, Shape, or Text Box; Drawing Precise Lines and Curves using the Pen Tool; Smoothing a Rough Shape or Line (Smooth, Simplify).
Creating Type; Typing in a Shape or On a Line; Converting Type to Shapes.
Moving Lines, Shapes, or Text Boxes; Cutting a Line; Resizing; Rotating; Reflecting (Flipping); Changing the Stacking Order; Reordering Using the Layers Panel; Duplicating Shapes, Lines, Etc.; Merging and Cutting with the Shape Builder Tool (Merging Overlapping Shapes; Removing Parts of Overlapping Shapes; Removing Parts of Lines); Creating Gradients (Gradient Panel, Gradient Tool).
Using Outline View; Exporting to other File Types; Creating an Illustrator Package; Printing; Setting a Bleed for Borderless Printing.
Also includes a list of Windows and Mac keyboard shortcuts.