Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New York Trip

So I am home from NYC and I had a wonderful time visiting with some great people in the publishing and illustration biz. My amazing instructor Wade Huntsman set us up to meet loads of professionals in the business and he really went to a lot of work to help us learn and connect with as much as we could in just 7 days.

The crew after Les Miz (from left: Luc, Dave, Josh, Britney, Becca, Tyler, Robin, Jen, Trisha, and Me)

I want to say thanks to Wade Huntsman for all he did to get us connected with so many talented and inspiring people. He really went to a lot of work and I am so gratefull. Also thanks to Irene Gallo from Tor Books, Tammy Shannon from Shannon Associates, Mark Seigal and Kat Kopit from 1st 2nd Graphic Novels, Walt Reed from Illustration House, Deborah Kaplan and Design Team from Penquin Books, Kurt Novak from Wall Street Journal, Richard Soloman, Society of Illustrators, Paul Zakris from Greenwillow Books, Brad Holland, Bret Helquist, and Rebecca Schoscha from the New York Public Library, for all their kindness and time that they spent to help some very grateful, aspiring illustrators. I learned so much and everyone we met with was so nice and helpful and were such great people. It makes me excited to join this business. Hopefully my future work will relay all the inspiration that I received this last week.


afton said...

oh my gosh ashley! I am so freakin' jeeeeeealous. you got to see le mis?? only my favorite musical of allllll time! and meet brett helquist?! and all those other artists i haven't heard of?? sooo lucky.

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