From Claudia Mills' An Hour a Day: The Kind of Writing I Hate Most: or The Terror of Having to Write Something You Are Completely Unqualified to Write especially relevant to my fellow PhDers
From the University of Glasgow's Centre for Fantasy and the FantasticChristmas Hauntings: Ghost Stories for Midwinter
From The Good News Network: 190 years ago today, Emily Dickinson was born
ILLUSTRATORS' TREEHOUSE NEWS
f COMPETITION: CommArts Illustration Competition Call for Entries (deadline, Jan. 8, 2021)
COMPETITION: York County Storm Drain Art (open until Jan. 8, 2021 - $200 award)
CONTEST: Check out the Astra International Picture Book Writing Contest (Astra is the new house headed up by children's lit scholar Leonard Marcus)
PARTICIPATE - SUBMIT TO the: Bologna Children's Book Fair (12 -15 April 2021) Illustrators Exhibition
SCHOLARSHIP: 12x12x12 Scholarship Program for budding children's book writers
PARTICIPATE: From The Bookseller:
From Bobby Chiu: How to Paint with No Reference
PARTICIPATE: From the State of Illustration: Annual Illustrators' Survey
JOB: Steak N Shake, Charlotte, NC is looking for an illustration graphic designer
From RH Graphic: December Spotlight
From The NYTimes: The Best Graphic Novels of 2020
From Print & Pattern: CHRISTMAS 2020 - tesco part/4
27 Picture Books That Make Great Gifts
Storytime: The 12 Days of Christmas illustrated by Alison Jay!
From Chris Dunn Illustration: Pop-Up Exhibition and Sale, Sat 12th Dec
From Muddy Colors:
CREATIVE SKETCHBOOK EXPLORATIONS! with LISA CYR
BEST OF STUDIO HACKS#2: DESK MODS! with SCOTT FISCHER
Operation Success: Check out this video interview with Golden Age Illustrator, Albert Dorne, as well as cameos from several other classic artists including Rockwell, Parker, Briggs and more!
From Amplifier: WE ARE AN ART MACHINE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. ALL ART SALES HELP US TO FUND NEW ART CAMPAIGNS.
From 100 Scope Notes: 2021 Caldecott Medal Predictions
From The Bookseller: Author Marcus Sedgwick and illustrator David McKee have been nominated for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award, administered by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)
From The National Parks Foundation: CURRENT & OPEN ARTIST RESIDENCIES: 2021 (to Hawaii and such)
From The Art Room Plant:
OFF TOPIC BUT INTERESTING
From EAB: Toolkit: Understanding the Impact of Remote Instruction in Spring 2020
From The NYTimes:
The Best Graphic Novels of 2020 including MENO PAUSE, which I can personally vouch for. The publisher sent me a copy!
Lockdown Gardening in Britain Leads to Archaeological Discoveries
The Social Life of Forests: Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?
From Myth and Moor: Terri Windling waxes about being another year older in Climbing into the clouds
In the category of "You know you've made it when"... Winthrop's own Adolphus Belk, Jr. was on Trevor Noah's THE DAILY SHOW (at about the 12:30 mark)