KEYNOTE SPEAKER, KAREN KOHN, Senior Art Director, Carus Publishing Co., Chicago, IL Carus Publishing produces magazines for children of all ages. Some of these publications include Cricket, Ask and Ladybug. Karen Kohn will speak about the various types of illustration styles their publications look for as well as newly developed applications which are soon to be released. www.cricketmag.com
FRED CARLSON is the former PSI President, President of the National Graphic Artists Guild, and Carnegie Mellon Illustration faculty member. His 30 year expertise in the industry includes numerous corporate assignments, record covers and magazine commissions. Fred has worked on the last 7 editions of the Pricing and Ethical Guidelines book. www.carlsonstudio.com
CLIFF KNECHT is an Artist’s Representative who currently represents 28 artists including Ron Magnes, Ron Mahoney, George Schill and Phil Wilson. Cliff has been in the business for over 30 years. www.artrep1.com
JOHN MANDERS is a children's book illustrator whose work is featured in over 30 children’s books and gazillions of children’s magazines. He's a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and is a founding member and past president of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. In May, 2006 he was named Outstanding Illustrator/Author by the Pennsylvania School Librarian’s Association. www.johnmanders.com
GEORGE SCHILL is entering his 30th year as a contract artist/writer with American Greetings, where he creates over 200 cards annually. His humorous and conceptual illustrations appear in publications worldwide and have received numerous awards. www.georgeschill.com and www.animarestudios.com
JOHN RITTER worked as a graphic designer for Adobe before breaking away into his own successful business as an illustrator. His gritty style receives worldwide demand from Apple, VH1, Sony Music, Newsweek and many others. John’s work graces the collections of Academy Award nominated composer Lalo Schifrin, financier Lenny Dykstra, producer David Lonner as well as collectors throughout the US and Europe. www.ritterillustration.net
ILENE WINN-LEDERER has a lengthy list of corporate clients including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Simon & Schuster, The SONY Corporation, The Progressive Magazine, Cricket, Hadassah Magazine, Lilith Magazine and Scholastic, Inc. Her new books, The Alchymical Zoodiac (Imaginarius Editions, 2009) and Between Heaven & Earth: An Illuminated Torah Commentary (Pomegranate, 2009) may be seen at: www.winnlederer.com and www.pomegranate.com/a166.html.
MARK ZINGARELLI is a graphic novel writer and illustrator whose early influences were EC Comics, Mad Magazine and Robert Crumb’s Zap Comix. Mark’s cartoons became known in the early 1980s when Robert Crumb’s WEIRDO anthology began publishing his stories. Mark has illustrated covers for The New Yorker, Business Week, Newsweek, Fortune, and more. www.houseofzing.com
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