PICTURE THIS: Using a Professional Artist to Illustrate Your Book!

When:
October 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
2018-10-20T08:30:00-06:00
2018-10-20T12:00:00-06:00
Where:
Church of Scientology
2340 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205
USA
Cost:
Free to Members, $40 Nonmembers
Contact:

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2018 Member Meeting Free Registration:

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PICTURE THIS: Using a Professional Artist to Illustrate Your Book!

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words and professional Illustrations dramatically enhance the look of your book or cover.  Learn firsthand from our panel of four seasoned professional illustrators about working with an illustrator and get answers to all your questions. Here’s what you’ll come to know by attending CIPA’s October meeting program:

  • Fiverr / 3rd world illustrators – pros and cons
  • Work for Hire – what it really means
  • Making derivatives of an artist’s original work
  • What is licensing?
  • Who owns the copyright?
  • What’s the Value of the work (depends on your audience and your business vision!)
  • What can an author do for artwork that he has “paid” (licensed) for beyond the book that he paid for?
  • What about reprints? Does the author pay again?
  • What about Royalties if any? 
  • What about using illustrations from inside the book to create trade show banners or other marketing material?
  • How long does it take to illustrate a book?
  • What is the process for creating the artwork?
  • How many edits can the author make?
  • Can the author re-use any illustrations that were sent before the final ones were accepted?
  • What can an author/publisher expect to pay for illustrations?
  • And much more . . .

Our Panelists

Benjamin Hummel

Benjamin Hummel has many passions. These passions find their way as themes into his art. As a native of Colorado, these include ideas of the romantic west, history, the great outdoors, baseball, and the innocence of childhood. Benjamin’s illustrations are characterized by a joyful sense of nostalgia and of a time gone by. His light-hearted illustrations have appeared in numerous books, magazines, greeting cards and more. See samples of his artwork at http://hummelillustration.com/

Benjamin’s other great passion is teaching. He currently teaches at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and has published instructional books on drawing, illustration, and picture making. His first book about learning how to draw folds and drapery is available on Amazon.com.

What makes Benjamin’s story unique is the fact that his lives and conducts his life while suffering with a debilitating auto-immune disorder. This disease eventually resulted in two liver transplants, and he continues to battle the complications of his condition on an almost daily basis. Knowing the fragility of life first-hand, Benjamin dedicates his work to the joy of living. He paints to overcome the struggles of everyday existence by creating art that encourages others to live life more fully.

Shannon Parish

Shannon Parish is a cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic recorder who has created illustrations for children’s books, educational, fiction, and non-fiction books, as well as artwork for marketing, product development and merchandise. She utilizes her graphic recording skills while coaching her clients and providing creative services to her clients. You can learn more about her services and see more samples of her art by visiting ShannonParish.com. Shannon loves driving in the mountains, watching great movies or documentaries on Netflix, and most of all, enjoys visiting her kids and grandkids (7 of them now—not far away).

Michael Molinet

In Michael’s 30-year professional career, he has been a published author/illustrator, an art director, a creative director in both marketing and design, as well as a freelance illustrator. His portfolio contains agency work, interior and cover book illustration, as well as graphic design. His experience in the fast paced, chaotic corporate design world has honed his artistic skills and certainly his professional and business skills. Learn more about Michael at http://www.michael-molinet.com

A recent move to Colorado has availed him the opportunity to retire from the corporate world and to direct 100% of his energies to developing not only his own literary career; but to offer his skills and experience to aid in the advancement of others’ literary careers. Now as a freelance illustrator, he delights to create the visual language that communicates the heart and the soul of the authors’ words; always mindful of the authors message and good marketplace success.

Michael and his wife, Andi, live here in Denver. He has six children. 2 are adults, 3 are still little and the last one is wading through this weird nebulous in between stage. He serves yearly at an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He speaks at detoxes and rehabs to share his own experience, strength and hope with those still suffering with addiction. He coaches his kids, celebrates holidays and life with his family, councils his teens, and tries to remember to be extra silly with his three youngest.

Cathy Morrison

Cathy is a digital children’s book illustrator passionate about nature, science, and the environment. Combining her degrees in fine arts and education along with her background in animation and graphic design she now researches, illustrates and even writes many of  her “creative nonfiction” picture books that read as a story while being based on facts. These books feature additional classroom guides, downloadable activity sheets and related websites so that curious readers can continue to explore for themselves. You can see more of her work at her Studio With A View Blog, www.cathymorrison.blogspot.com. When Cathy’s not drawing you can often find her gardening, hiking or volunteering at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

Roundtable Topics:

  • Cartooning and Graphic Recording (Shannon Parish, Illustrator & Creative Life Coach)
  • Graphic Novel and Cover Illustration (Michael Molinet, Illustrator & Author)
  • Indie Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Interaction (Nancy Mills – Children’s Book Author and Cathy Morrison, Children’s Book Illustrator)

Meeting Agenda

  • 8:00 a.m. – Doors open
  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Meet & Greet w/ Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – CIPA Presentation


PLEASE NOTE: By attending our meetings, you also acknowledge you are aware that photos are taken and live video is in process, during which your image and/or voice may be recorded for use in educational and/or promotional purposes for Colorado Independent Publishers Association in print, presentations, internet, and/or other forms of media. There is no compensation for such use. CIPA has no affiliation with the Church of Scientology.


Register Below:

2018 Member Meeting Free Registration:

This is not available in your membership package. Go to the My Account page to manage your membership.

Legacy Member Meeting Registration:

This is not available in your membership package. Go to the My Account page to manage your membership.

Non-member/Guest Registration:

CIPA's monthly meetings are all about community. Our members come to meetings to learn and network with fellow members. There's a lot of collective knowledge and support in the room! Note additional Guest Names in the checkout notes.

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