Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Meet the artist #15

Our Dec. 12 Winter Celebration is just days away! (More info and registration here.) Get ready for the fun with more mini-profiles of the SCBWI-WWA artists featured at that event at the Washington State Convention Center. Or check them ALL out online here. See you on Thursday evening!

Julie Paschkis

Why did you choose to submit your particular piece of art?
I chose the first page of Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People because I loved painting it. That was the painting where I figured out how to illustrate that book.

What does being part of SCBWI mean to you?
Working on books is a solitary occupation. SCBWI brings us together. It was an incredibly helpful resource when I was first getting started. Now it feels like a big family reunion.

Years ago someone told me that children's book illustration is a "bunny eat bunny world." But our SCBWI chapter disproves that: it's a bunny help bunny world. A much better idea.

What is your favorite picture book from childhood?
My favorite picture book was The Poppyseed Cakes by Maud and Miska Petersham. I also loved Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag, and Pelle's New Suit by Elsa Beskow.

Fun fact: Julie is also a textile designer with her own fabrics. Learn more, and see more images, on STQRY here.

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