Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Beyond Picture Books: Illustrating for MG

Date(s) - 11/16/2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What Cheer Writer's Club
160 Westminster Street, Floor 2 - Providence, Rhode Island 02903


This event is full. If would like to be added to a waitlist, please send an email to with the subject line “Waitlist Requested for Beyond Picture Books.”


Illustrators, please join us for this hands-on illustration workshop for book covers and graphic novels with RISD professors Kelly Murphy and Antoine Revoy.  Bring your sketchbook and drawing supplies for an afternoon of learning, drawing, and networking in Providence.

When: November 16, 1-4 PM
Where: What Cheer Writer’s Club, 160 Westminster St, Floor 2, Providence, RI
Max participants: 20

Registration fee: $45 for SCBWI members, $75 for nonmembers
Registration opens: 10/15/19 at 7 PM


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  4. If event is full, and you would like to be added to a waitlist, please send an email to with the subject line “Waitlist Requested for Beyond Picture Books”.

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Kelly Murphy is a New York Times-bestselling author-illustrator and recipient of the E.B. White Award. She has notably illustrated the works of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Beatrix Potter, as well as book covers for various Newbery Medal winning novels, creating award-winning art for clients worldwide. Her 40+ books have been translated in 15 languages, earning countless awards and starred reviews, featuring on “best books of the year” lists by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, People Magazine and The New York Times. Kelly teaches illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, is a keynote speaker, competition juror, and leads professional workshops nationwide. She lives in Providence, RI, with her husband, author-illustrator Antoine Revoy, and their many animal companions.


Antoine Revoy is a French illustrator, cartoonist and graphic novelist, raised in Japan and based in the U.S. East Coast. Born in 1977 on Rue Gustave Doré in Paris, Antoine has lived, studied and worked in 7 countries on 3 continents and speaks 6 languages. He is the writer and illustrator of the graphic novel ANIMUS. Antoine is also an Assistant Professor-in-Residency in RISD’s Illustration Department, where he has twice been nominated for the school’s Excellence in Teaching award (2015, 2017), and a thesis advisor for the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is also a writer for various publications on design and the creative industry. He lives and works in Providence, RI, with his wife, illustrator Kelly Murphy.