How to Write Visually: A Conversation with Tillie Walden, Tammy Stanley, and Pamela Ellen Ferguson
Join us to hear three very different Austin-based authors and illustrators share their thoughts on crafting words-as-pictures and pictures-as-words. How do these authors decide between text and illustration? What is their advice to budding authors and illustrators?
Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator. She created the Eisner-nominated webcomic On a Sunbeam. Her recently released graphic memoir Spinning was published by First Second Books. Tillie was a popular speaker at the 2017 Texas Book Fair. Her first three graphic novels were published by London-based Avery Hill Publishing. She is also a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies.
Tammy Stanley illustrated her good friend Allison Amador's GOODNIGHT AUSTIN – a bedtime book for "all who (heart) Austin," with lovely scenes familiar to us all and a front cover festooned with bats flying over Lady Bird Lake. She is the owner & creative director of Moonfish Studio in Austin, Texas. After graduating from the Art Institute of Dallas in 1991, she worked as an art director in various studio settings before starting her own studio in 1997. Illustrating GOODNIGHT AUSTIN has been a labor of love, honoring Austin, an amazing city that brings so much joy to her and her family.
Pamela Ellen Ferguson will chair the event and share her experiences of breaking new ground in Asian Medicine by selecting friends of all ages and all races to be photographed in her Self-Shiatsu Handbook. She has also tapped art museums on her global teaching travels for the exact pic to captivate the text in her work TAKE FIVE. Pam has authored ten books of fiction and nonfiction.