Saturday, February 11, 2017
Opening Keynote: Bryan Collier
After college, Collier was inspired to create children’s books after walking into a Barnes & Noble
The highlight of this keynote was when Collier read from and shared stories-behind-the-story of KNOCK KNOCK: MY DAD'S DREAM FOR ME. His emotion-packed collage paintings drew a standing ovation—and a few tears.
Tips: Hold on to our childhood memories. They are your gifts, the things that make you special.
You are a unique creation. Don’t keep your creations to yourself. Share them with the world, let them shine—and an editor and art director will eventually see that shine.
Show emotion in your work. That’s how you connect with your readers.