Sunday, May 16, 2010

IF: Prehistoric/NESCBWI Poster Showcase

UPDATE: I'm repurposing this post for the Illustration Friday topic: Prehistoric.

And now, back to your regular scheduled blog post.

This weekend I attended the NESCBWI conference and entered their poster showcase competition. Posters needed to reflect the conference theme: "Moments of Change."

I was thrilled and honored to win both the Best in Show and the People's Choice awards. Thanks to everyone who voted for my poster!

I'm embarrassed to confess I wasn't in the room to accept the award. I lost track of time and didn't realize the contest results were being announced. I was mortified when I realized my mistake.

Sigh.

In any case, it was a great conference! I met a lot of awesome people and I learned a lot. Like maybe I should buy a watch.

18 comments:

J.L.Meyer said...

A lovely poster and a fantastic idea! How funny. Congrats on the win!

Kristi Valiant said...

Very fun and clever poster. Love the little bug bookin' it outta there. Congrats, Robert!

John B. Watson said...

Nice going! I'm a little confused though, I thought only dogs and ponies could win, "Best In Show." I hope someone slapped you on the wrist where your watch should have been for being MIA during the awards ceremony. Just sayin'.

Gina Perry said...

Awesome piece Robert, I can see why it won. Smart, humorous, and charming. I am so sorry you missed your moment to shine, we'll just have to send our praise via the internets. Also, I'm impressed that you still like dinosaurs after painting so many last year!

Robert Squier said...

Gina, I'm sorry I missed my moment to shine!

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Great idea and well executed!! Congratulations!!!
Glad I got to finally see the winning poster.

Michelle Henninger said...

Congratulations Robert! (you can still bask in the glow of victory whether or not you were there to hear them announce it or not!) I love the bug who gets what's happening after the light show!

Kris-Tea said...

Really great! :)

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

This is very cleverly done and I love the light reflection on the dinosaur and now knowing how those pesky cockroaches survived :-)
Congratulations

Faruffa said...

Excellent!!!

k.h.whitaker said...

fabulous, I love it, the bug running away is just perfect, congrats on the award

Juan Carlos Partidas said...

I think he will stop laughin very soon!!! :D

Juan said...

Fantastic!

Kayleen Cavill (West) said...

Hahaha love the bug's expression. Great humour.

Michelle Henninger said...

Perfect use of a re-post! There was a reason this won the poster contest! It's fabulous!!

Mohita said...

Fantastic Poster! Funny and very appropriate for the 'moments of change' theme. Love the cockroach!!!

Brine Blank said...

That is awesome...nice running roach...

Jehanne said...

this is wonderful. I love the expression and the little roach is wonderful :)