Category Archives: Children’s Books

5 Days in LA; Lessons from the 2012 SCBWI Conference

5 Days in LA; Lessons from the 2012 SCBWI Conference

Summary: Upon returning home from the Summer SCBWI International conference. My mind is totally a-washed with good ideas and information that is keeping me jazzed. In this post, “Who’s Bryan Collier anyway?!” Now, there’s no way that I could possibly cram a whole experience into a blog post, well there is but nobody wants to read theContinue Reading

“Ivy” comes home with 2 literary awards!

“Ivy; Homeless in San Francisco” wins a 2011 Literary Classics Silver Medal and a Bronze Moonbeam Award! I am super psyched to be apart of this project and am glad to see that it is getting the recognition that it deserves. My contribution to this book was in creating the cover image as well as the five black and white interior illustrations.Continue Reading

A Curious Introduction; a Story of Self Promotion

A Curious Introduction; a Story of Self Promotion

“A Curious Introduction” represents the first promo created specifically for a targeted audience of Art Directors working in the field of Middle Reader/ Children’s Book publishing. I wanted this first card to present a clear message and to show that I can tell a story with images. The message that it is intended to communicate is simply one of introduction. Which seems appropriate as I introduce my work to a group of people who most likely will be hearing about me for the first time through this piece.Continue Reading

Watercolor Process