Jeff JamesWhy did you choose to submit your particular piece of art?
I submitted the untitled piece of the boy on the ship because it shows the viewer a unique perspective and also gives a good sense of setting. I wanted people to feel as though they could be at a vantage point within the scene, whether from the view of a bird circling overhead or climbing up the rigging gazing at the deck below.
What does being part of SCBWI mean to you?
Being part of this community means realizing there's endless possibility in our world that's too great for any one of us to imagine or experience alone. And it means having the tremendous potential for sharing it with everyone else in that world.
What is your favorite picture book from childhood?
Where the Wild Things Are (yeah, I know) and Andrew Henry's Meadow.
Fun fact: Jeff started his illustration career doing work for packaging and retail exhibits. Learn more, and see more images, on STQRY here.
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