The Picture Book Dummy Challenge kick off

creature for january 6, 2011 I’m not sure if you are aware that I am the co-host of a Twitter chat for picture book illustrators. (Twitter stream with hashtag #kidlitart Thursdays at 9 PM eastern time.) Bonnie and I started the chat a year ago, today.

It’s been quite a ride. We weren’t sure we’d have more than a couple of attendees, but in the last year, we’ve grown a lot. We’ve had special guests from around the globe in many different professions all of interest to the children’s book illustrator. Visit the blog http://kidlitart.blogspot.com/ to see transcriptions of previous chats.

One of the recurring themes on the evening chats (and there are a bunch — including snack foods) has been putting together a picture book dummy. A bunch of our regulars convinced Bonnie we should do this thing, and she in the end convinced me. So, tonight, on our 1-year anniversary of #kidlitart we are hosting the Picture Book Dummy Challenge. All the rules and regulations (such as they are) are up on the blog here.

Also on the blog is the initial kick off post Ready Set Go!. Sharpen your pencils, put on your thinking caps and do your finger calisthenics! We’re talking dummies!