Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Heart in Your Art

Date(s) - 04/09/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An Illustration Webinar sponsored by Dakotas SCBWI

Join picture book illustrator/author and graphic novelist Matt Faulkner in this exciting illustration webinar in which he will address the core issues in developing an illustrative style that catches the eye and captures the heart! Matt will share the illustration process’ which he’s developed for his university level course: designing dynamic characters and environments, developing a sketch process that yields a satisfying underlying structure for potent final art, creating a dummy layout that expresses the written narrative yet adds a vibrant visual that takes the word beyond the expected, understanding and applying the essential qualities of color — and much more. Give yourself and your illustration process a boost by attending this informative workshop!

Consider also attending Matt’s 2nd webinar: “The Stories Behind Your Story” on April 16, which focuses on picture book text.

Meet Matt: 

Matt Faulkner Award winning children’s book author and illustrator Matt Faulkner graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. With over 40 illustrated books to his credit, Matt enjoys working on projects both historical and fantastical in nature. His most recent author/illustrated graphic novel GAIJIN: AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR (Disney/Hyperion) won the Amercian Library Association’s  2015 Asian/Pacific award. His most recent work has included creating the illustrations for Ruby Shamir’s WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT picture book series (Philomel)- covering the First Ladies, Freedom, Elections and Americans in separate volumes. Matt has taught illustration and character design courses at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is married to author and children’s librarian, Kristen Remenar. They worked together to create the delightful picture book GROUNDHOG’S DILEMMA (Charlesbridge). They live with 2 of their 3 kids and 2 cats in the lower right hand corner of Michigan.


TIME AND DATE: April 9, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. (CST)

The fee for the webinar is $15 for members, $25 for non-members. (Non-members, if you would like to become a member prior to registering, go to

Members: Login to get the discounted rate.

The fee includes access to a recording of the webinar, so if you can’t participate live, still register so you can view the recording. Registered attendees will be emailed a link for the webinar prior to the live event. The recording will be accessible at that same link 24 hours after the live webinar for a period of one week. There will be NO refunds for this event.

Please note: You must use PayPal to pay for your registration even if you do not have a PayPal account. Simply sign in as a guest. The payment may appear on your credit card bill as SOCIETYCHIL. Questions: email