Jessica Lanan
Resources for Beginners

Children's literature is a mysterious business and making art can be a daunting one. I've collected a list of my favorite resources for anyone curious to learn more about the industry, or about writing and illustrating and art in general. I hope that you will find it helpful as you keep on working, reading and honing your craft. Best of luck and don't give up!


Online Resources

Real Life Resources

Image of sketchbook with handwritten notes insideNotes and quotes from sessions with Shaun Tan and Barbara McClintock at the SCBWI New York Conference in 2013.

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