James Burks Illustrated
November 21, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #204 Celebrating Picture Book Month: Tips for Illustrators Click to tweet about this week’s episode Announcements Thanksgiving next week! I’m grateful for those of you who have donated to the podcast. Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Crank It Up with Katie. There will be an early…

June 14, 2014

Do you want to illustrate books? But you can not draw to save your life? Thanks to Travis Jonker of for the head’s up on this fascinating video! It’s awesome! I was so surprised when Hanoch Piven said he couldn’t draw, so it’s a great lesson on how to illustrate children’s books when you can’t even draw!…

February 23, 2012

UPDATED WITH AN EMMA DRYDEN RESPONSE! Thanks for the great questions, Zach! And for allowing my readers to benefit from the answers. Hope these clear some things up for you! Hi Katie, Thank you for answering my previous questions, the dummy tutorial, and that amazingly helpful interview with Emma Dryden! Soooo I have some more…

February 3, 2012

Join me today on my blog tour when I visit Christopher Cheng’s blog where he highlights different authors and illustrators talking about the places they create. You’ll get a video tour of my studio! Blog Tour Schedule Feb 1 – E is for Book Feb 2 – Banana Peel Thursday Feb 3 – Creative Spaces…

January 9, 2012

Listen to the podcast this Wednesday, January 11, and find out how to win one of three free 30-minute sessions with picture book editor Simone Kaplan, who now freelances and has worked with bestselling, award-winners like Jean Marzollo, Bill Martin, Jr., and Dan Yaccarino, and was the first editor to publish the first picture books…

October 14, 2011

Download the picture used in this video to create your own faces in places and then write a story about the character you draw!

October 7, 2011

If you see something different than I see, please download the photo here and draw your own Faces in Places then write a story about your character!