Vicky Rubin

I draw funny.

Vicky Rubin

Vicky Rubinis the author and illustrator of Ralphie and the Swamp Baby and author of The Three Swingin’ Pigs, both from Holt. She has illustrated magazines, activity books, greeting cards, and signage. Her humorous poetry has appeared in Cricket and Spider magazines. She enjoys all-night diners, lipstick, and dancing. Please visit her at http://doodlesoop.com.

Meeting Minutes, May 6, 2018, Erica De Chavez, Senior Designer, HarperCollins Early Childhood Books

Meeting Minutes, May 6, 2018, Erica De Chavez, Senior Designer, HarperCollins Early Childhood Books

by Vicky Rubin

Hi, this was a very long (as had shorter break than usual) and intense meeting, so I am posting notes taken by two members, Ruth Karpes and Susanna Pitzer. (Thanks, Ruth and Susanna!) Also, below the minutes is a link to a 17-page PDF Erica shared during the meeting. The meeting has links to videos. […]

March 11, 2018:  Veronique Sweet, Sr. Designer, Licensing, Little, Brown

March 11, 2018: Veronique Sweet, Sr. Designer, Licensing, Little, Brown

by Vicky Rubin

CBIG MEETING MARCH 11, 2018   Guest Speaker: Veronique Sweet Sr. Designer Licensing, Little Brown   Portfolio Advice: Consistency, quality, self edit OK to have different styles but separate them in your portfolio Have multiple pieces in each style to show consistency B/W art is used in MG market Different views: close-ups, child in bedroom, […]

January 14, 2018: Cassie Gonzales, Assistant Designer, Little, Brown BYFR

January 14, 2018: Cassie Gonzales, Assistant Designer, Little, Brown BYFR

by Vicky Rubin

January 14, 2018 meeting minutes Guest: CASSIE GONZALES – ASST. DESIGNER, LITTLE BROWN BFYR http://hbgusa.com Cassie has been with LB about 6 months. Reports to Christina Quintero, Exec. AD. She studied at Pratt, and illustrates book covers. Traditional artist but now also uses an iPad with Procreate App Her division is licensing and intellectual property. […]

2017 Illustration Directories

2017 Illustration Directories

by Vicky Rubin

2017 CBIG COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATION DIRECTORIES View or download PDF of the 2017 COLOR CBIG Illustration Directory (72dpi) Click here for color     View or download PDF of the 2017 BLACK AND WHITE CBIG Illustration Directory (72dpi) Click here for BW

May 7, 2017: Guest Speaker: Russell Busse, Assoc. Editor, Little Brown BFYR

May 7, 2017: Guest Speaker: Russell Busse, Assoc. Editor, Little Brown BFYR

by Vicky Rubin

Guest Speaker: Russell Busse, Associate Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers http:// http://hbgusa.com Russell Busse has been with Little, Brown BFYR since 2012. He was recently promoted to Associate Editor. He handles PB, MG, YA also graphic novelsHe spends a lot of time in comic book world He studied English lit in college, thus publishing […]

CBIG Meeting Notes January 15 - Neil Swaab, art director, illustrator, writer

CBIG Meeting Notes January 15 – Neil Swaab, art director, illustrator, writer

by Vicky Rubin

CBIG Meeting Notes January 15, 2017 Guest: Neil Swaab, art director, illustrator, designer, cartoonist, author, screenwriter He did a lot of editorial when he started. Alternative weeklies are good learning grounds. He gained recognition from his web comic. Advertising pays well and can carry you while you look for other illustration work. Worked for Spot […]

Nov. 2016 Review Follow-up Info

Nov. 2016 Review Follow-up Info

by Vicky Rubin

Nov. 2016 Review Follow-up Hi CBIG 2016/2017 Members: We sent a brief questionnaire to the 11 reviewers at the Nov 20, 2016 CBIG Portfolio Review. To date, we have received 6 responses. Below are their replies as to whether they welcomed submissions etc. We will let you know when we have more responses. Note: For […]

CBIG Meeting Sept. 18, 2016. Guest speaker: Saho Fuji, Art Director, Little, Brown and Company BFYR

CBIG Meeting Sept. 18, 2016. Guest speaker: Saho Fuji, Art Director, Little, Brown and Company BFYR

by Vicky Rubin

CBIG Meeting 9/18/16 Guest speaker: Saho Fuji, Art Director, Little, Brown and Company BFYR http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/kids/ (The 3-page handout given by Saho is included below as images. Click here for a high-res PDF of it. Link is from Box.com and opens in a new window)   CBIG Portfolios reviewed: Deborah Cuneo, Patricia Keeler, Jen Ball, Mike Ciccotello, Anna Kim […]

May 1, 2016: Kelly Delaney, Associate Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Crown Books for Young Readers

May 1, 2016: Kelly Delaney, Associate Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Crown Books for Young Readers

by Vicky Rubin

May 1, 2016  CBIG Meeting Guest speaker: Kelly Delaney, Associate Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Crown Books for Young Readers (Imprint of Random House Children’s Books) http://penguinrandomhouse.com and http://www.randomhouse.com/kids PDF Handout: Knopf Editors (low res) PDF Handout: Knopf Editors (high res, same handout) Portfolios reviewed at May 1, 2016 meeting: Laura Goetz, Kimberly Rose Batti, Stephanie Ruble, […]