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Comic: iPad Disappointment

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This comic was inspired by a conversation I had with children’s book author Arthur Slade [2] on his Facebook wall.

My big news from this past week: I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be illustrating a picture book written by author/comedian/actor Michael Ian Black [3], to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2012. Until recent events [4], I had never anticipated that my first publication credit in children’s lit would be for illustration instead of writing.

Two lessons I’ve learned:

1) Be open to new career opportunities.

2) Don’t get in a creative rut. Push yourself to venture out of your comfort zone on a regular basis (or have a good friend [5] to help do the pushing, like I did!).

About Debbie Ohi [6]

Debbie Ridpath Ohi [7] writes and illustrates books for young people. Recent illustration projects for Simon & Schuster Children's include books by Judy Blume [8] and Michael Ian Black [9]. Her blog for children's book writers & illustrators: Inkygirl.com [10]. On Twitter: @inkyelbows [11]

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