I woke up to a super cool thing today . . . one of the greatest children’s book bloggers out there, Julie Danielson (of the Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) was asked to compile a list of the “10 Children’s Illustrators to Watch” for BookPage. Guess what? She thinks I’m one of them! Woohoooo!!
Thank you, Jules!
The illustrators on this list are fantastic – it’s an honor to be considered part of the company:
The Brothers Hilts
Theodore Taylor III
Hoda Hadadi and Birgitta Sif
The Girl Scouts of America have invited me to be their featured artist on The Studio for this week, August 12, 2013. The Studio is a website where girls can learn about the craft of storytelling from their favorite authors and illustrators.
How cool is that?
Check it out >> http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/studio-feature-eliza-wheeler
I have some amazing Kidlit artist friends, and at the top of that list sits Debbie Ohi. Debbie is an artist, writer, musician, gamer, and social media fiend. She generously shares great industry info with everyone around her. We have both been on similar career paths since we met in 2010 during the SCBWI summer conference mentorship meeting, and it’s been so fun to share the experience with her.
Debbie interviews me on one of her blogs, Inkygirl.com, a guide for those who write and draw for young people.
We talk about Miss Maple’s Seeds, tips for aspiring illustrators, the book launch party, and illustrations for Doll Bones by Holly Black.
Please check it out here!
Debbie is the illustrator of I’M BORED, by actor/comedian Micheal Ian Black, and is also currently illustrating his next picture book, NAKED. To learn more about Debbie, visit her site: http://debbieohi.com/