Monday, January 24, 2011

2011 Conference Series: Keynote Speaker Dan Santat

Our 2011 SCBWI Conference is filling up fast! Make sure you register before the conference is full! And of course, we have one more keynote speaker to feature; Author/Illustrator Dan Santat. Dan actually started off his college career by earning a degree Microbiology, and then ended up going to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Dan's first book, THE GUILD OF GENIUSES, was selected for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. The artist behind many highly praised picture books, he also created the animated TV show The Replacements. His clients include Macy's, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Random House, and Walt Disney Animation (just to name a few!).

Here's a great interview with more background on Dan, and of course his website is full of his illustrations. Dan, as I've read, also recommends checking out He says it's one of the best art blogs out there, and he checks it almost every day! Dan lives with is family, and bird, and cat, and rabbit, in Alhambra, California. Fun fact about Dan, he is currently working on a graphic novel!

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