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Comic: Only A Book Lover Would Understand

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To those who haven’t heard: to my utter astonishment, I won two awards at the 2010 SCBWI Illustrator Portfolio Showcase [2]. I entered the Showcase at the last minute and only because an illustrator friend urged me; I usually focus on the tracks for writers. I’ve posted photos of my portfolio on Facebook [3], if you’re curious.

Lesson I learned from this past week: Don’t let yourself get into a career rut. Be open to new opportunities.

p.s. Why yes, the book in the cartoon -is- THE LAST WILL OF MOIRA LEAHY by Therese Walsh. :-)

About Debbie Ohi [4]

Debbie Ridpath Ohi [5] writes and illustrates books for young people. Recent illustration projects for Simon & Schuster Children's include books by Judy Blume [6] and Michael Ian Black [7]. Her blog for children's book writers & illustrators: Inkygirl.com [8]. On Twitter: @inkyelbows [9]

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