How to Show Humor Through Illustrations

Lesson One of the elements of story telling I love the most is showing humor through illustrations! It keeps me engaged, as the story teller, and draws the readers (both child and adult) into the story. It can be subtle, and shown through small details (like an animal peering around a corner, a funny saying on a character’s Read more about How to Show Humor Through Illustrations[…]

How to Use Character Body Language to Read Between the Lines

Lesson As I develop a character for a book, there are so many different components that I have to take into account. When writing about a character, I want to bring him to life by showing (“she was entranced with the clouds while she walked to school”) rather than telling (“she walked slowly”). I always want to Read more about How to Use Character Body Language to Read Between the Lines[…]

Finding Your Inner Child

For me and for the Mrs. Weisz Books Community, we focus on bringing out your story from the first idea and inspiration to getting your idea into book form. Covoyage through the process of writing, illustrating, and publishing your book as you watch Colt Cabana’s children’s book come to life… Everyone needs some extra inspiration. Read more about Finding Your Inner Child[…]

Sketching Movement

Playing with the movement of the next set of bugs living in your bodies…How do their limbs move when climbing, lifting, running? What’s the radius for their arms and legs? How much can their torso twist and bend? When I focus on a specific moving activity, I always go back to real life models. Looking Read more about Sketching Movement[…]