Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

March 12, 2022 – Virtual PB Intensive FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION: Getting the Most Story Out of Your Illustrations – Adam Rex, bestselling author/illustrator

Date(s) - 03/12/2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

March 12th – Intensive

9:00 a.m. – Noon Pacific Time (This will strictly be a Zoom on-line event.)

Adam Rex, author

Picture Book Intensive

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION: Getting the Most Story Out of Your Illustrations

In this three-hour workshop, Adam Rex will dig deep to explain the choices he made in his latest book and walk you through his process from manuscript to finished illustration. Authors and Illustrators will learn about the picture book writing and illustrating process from a NY Times bestselling author/illustrator. Rex will discuss his steps of art-making, design and text decisions, dummy creation and presentation, and the publication process.


  Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of more than forty books for kids. These include New York Times bestselling picture books like Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, School’s First Day of School, (with illustrator Christian Robinson), and Chu’s Day (with author Neil Gaiman). His work has been adapted for film and television. He’s won some awards, including the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature and the National Cartoonists Society Book Illustration Award. His debut novel was shortlisted for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. He used to make art for games like Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Sometimes he still does. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. He has—from smallest to largest—a hermit crab, cat, dog, son, and wife.

Intensive Schedule: (All times are Pacific Time)

9-9:10 a.m. Welcome

9:10-10:30 Speaker

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40-11:40 Speaker

11:40-Noon Questions


Webinar Fees 

Member with a season ticket $35.

Member w/out a season ticket $40.

Non-Member with a season ticket $45.

Non-Member w/out a season ticket $50

Season Ticket Holders: You do need to register for Intensives. They are separate events from our monthly chapter meetings and are not included in the Season Ticket price.  As a Season Ticket Holder you do receive a discount on the Intensive.

If you are not a member of SCBWI and would like to join, go to  Our Season Ticket is separate and does not cover joining SCBWI.

This will be a Zoom event and all registration is on-line. If you wait to register until after 10:00 PM (PT) the Friday before the Intensive you PROBABLY WON’T receive the Zoom link in time to attend the intensive live because THE REGIONAL TEAM WILL BE BUSY WITH THE INTENSIVE, but you will receive the recording link that will then be available for thirty days from date sent.

All of our meetings are recorded and will be sent to all registered attendees on or before the following Tuesday after the event.