Storyboards as an Editing Tool for Picture Books


How to Create a Storyboard for Your Manuscript and Why You Should with Jessica Linn Evans!

Storyboarding is an effective way to see your whole manuscript at a glance: a visual outline. With a storyboard, you are able to quickly and simply identify the pacing, story-arc, action, and character development in fiction picture books, as well as themes, refrains, and building ideas in non-fiction and concept books. This workshop explains how to create four different storyboards (action, character, setting, and theme) as well as a simple illustration storyboard for author-illustrators. We will then learn to identify any trouble spots using storyboards as a guide. Participants will have an opportunity to create a storyboard from their own work, or a favorite picture book, and be given time to identify any trouble spots for future editing.

Jessica Linn Evans is an author-illustrator and SCBWI member. Her illustrations are rendered with traditional media including watercolor, graphite, and ink. Her debut picture book, Penguin Sets Sail, was released May 2020 from Canonball Books and Rainstorm Publishing. She has also illustrated Waiting Through Winter by Jason Farley (Jovial Press, 2015), Little Mouse Finds A Friend by Jeni Leidenfrost (Jovial Press, 2017), and Solar The Polar by Kim Constantinesco (MacLaren-Cochrane, 2017). Jessica is an elementary school art teacher, a school librarian, and a high school volleyball coach. She lives in the beautiful state of Idaho with her husband, her four delightful children, and a bunny named Bucky.


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Workshop: Storyboards as an Editing Tool for Picture Books
Presenter: Jessica Linn Evans
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Arts Room, 1912 Center, 412 East Third St., Moscow, ID 83843
Registration Period Closes: Friday, June 10, 2022

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