Project Portfolio: Day Two

Susanne Gervay

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

Susanne Gervay is writer and Regional Advisor, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Australia East and NZ, SCBWI

Writer, Ambassador Room to Read, Books in Homes, Patron of Patron Monkey Baa Theatre, Lifetime Social Justice Literature Award by International Literacy Association, Nominee Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Website : Facebook : Twitter

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall has illustrated several children’s books and her magazine work includes The School Magazine and Australian Geographic. Her books appear on the Premier’s Reading Challenge lists and have been shortlisted and won awards, including the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for her first picture book. Marjorie is an assistant regional advisor for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand.

Her picture books include Brothers from a Different Mother (Penguin Random House), One Christmas Eve (Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker), and The Croc and the Platypus (Walker Books). Her collaboration with Susanne Gervay, Boy in the Big Blue Glasses, will be out in July 2019. To visit Marjorie’s Website

Session One:
Creating a union of art and story

In this session, illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall and author Susanne Gervay reveal their process to create ‘The Boy With The Big Blue Glasses’. They will share how playing with ideas, character sketches, layout, storyboard, black and white to colours is a creative and explorative process that enhances and reveals the narrative. With tips on how to apply visual narrative to our portfolios.

Post your ‘child in the classroom’ character sketch in the Project Portfolio Facebook Group for your chance to win a signed copy of Susanne and Marjorie’s picture book Boy in the Big Blue Glasses. The prize will be available in July 2019.

Katrina Avery

Katrina Avery is an illustrator and surface pattern designer with a legal and commercial background based in sunny Brisbane, Australia. Katrina enjoys illustrating everyday moments as a way of capturing memories like ‘snapshots in time’. Favouring traditional watercolour, she also loves creating and incorporating patterns. At the end of 2018, Katrina kick-started IllustrationBiz – a community for illustrators and creatives sharing learnings about the business side of illustration.
Website : Instagram : IllustrationBiz Facebook Community

Session Two: Workshop
Fitting it all in – An IllustrationBiz Planning Toolkit

For many illustrators and creatives, it is a juggle to ‘fit it all in’ – family life, a personal life, your illustration or creative business, and maybe even another job. This session is designed for illustrators and creatives, to help you organise, prioritise and plan your commitments and the tasks on your ‘to do list’. Participants will be encouraged to walk their way through a suite of templates during the session, to help them practically apply their learnings to the planning of a week in their life as a creator.

Materials: A printout of the IllustrationBiz Planning Toolkit, a list of your 2019 key goals as an illustrator or creative, a printout of ‘The IllustrationBiz Planning Toolkit’

Giveaway: The IllustrationBiz Planning Toolkit