There will be a bunch of illustrators there this year including:
Loren Long, Will Hillenbrand (who has a poster talk also at 1:30), C. F. Payne, Jeffrey Ebbeler, Tim Bowers, Christina Wald, Greg Pizzoli and others.
Check out this interview with Loren Long about this year's festival:
Check out these panels free at Books By the Banks tomorrow:
1:30 in room 209:
Illustrating Picture Books
Loren Long, Bob Shea, Greg Pizzoli
The visual communication skills of illustrators are indispensable to most children’s books. These three accomplished artists will talk about their approaches to the creative process, their careers as illustrators and how they’ve negotiated the demands of the publishing industry.
Room 210 at 1:30:
Writing & Illustrating Comics
David Michael Beck
Scott DM Simmons
Join this session for a Q&A with three professionals who came to the comic book business in very different ways. Learn about their journey within the trade and tips on how to navigate it.
Moderator: LeAnn McNabb