Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

WEBINAR Illustrating Middle-Grade, Young Adult and Graphic Novels

Date(s) - 07/04/2017
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


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Note for US members: date above is in EU format (dd/mm/yy) as is time. Webinar is on April 7 and starts at 2:30 pm NYC time.


with Laurent Linn, Art Director Simon & Schuster

As readers get older, the way they interpret stories through words and art changes. The purpose of illustrations in creating characters and worlds can vary dramatically between age groups and book formats, even though some aspects remain the same. In this webinar we’ll be exploring this in detail and discuss how to approach each format in new ways.


Registration limited to 15 attendees to keep the intimate, friendly atmosphere we are so pleased to offer you at the Europolitan.


About the Webinar:

Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the webinar. We ask that everyone join the discussion at 8:30 pm (2:30 pm NYC time) to make sure all technical details are in order (sound, video etc.). Laurent will join us at 9:00 pm (3:00 pm NYC time) for his presentation and interactive Q&A.

If you have not used Cisco's WebEx system, we suggest you log in early to familiarize yourself with the system. You can log in as a guest or create a free account.

The difference in price is due to the fees we are charged by PayPal for the use of their services. If you are wiring money, all banking fees must be covered by you. In most cases within the EU, there are no fees.


About Laurent Linn:

Laurent Linn, Art Director for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, began his career as a puppet designer/builder in Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop, creating characters for various productions, including the Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island films. With Henson for over a decade, he worked primarily on Sesame Street, becoming the Creative Director for the Sesame Street Muppets, winning an Emmy Award. Currently, at Simon & Schuster, Laurent art directs picture books, middle-grade, and teen novels, collaborating with illustrators and authors such as Tomie dePaola, Patricia Polacco, Bryan Collier, E. B. Lewis, Raúl Colón, Debbie Ohi and Taeeun Yoo. Laurent is on the Board of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and is Artistic Advisor for the annual Original Art exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in New York. He is also an author: his debut illustrated teen novel is Draw the Line. You can follow him on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook and at


This event is fully booked.