Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Winter Webinar #7: Portfolio Development 101 and Beyond – Best Practices with Mike Malbrough!

Date(s) - 12/14/2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Portfolio Development 101 and Beyond — Best Practices!        

December 14, 2019

3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

This engaging webinar covers the best practices for preparing your ideal portfolio. Guest author-illustrator, Mike Malbrough, guides you step-by-step through the “must-know” basics of prepping a body of work that effectively showcases you and your unique style.

Learn how to:

  • * Select the right pieces to show
  • * Decide how many pieces to include
  • * Determine which pieces showcase the range of your style
  • * Overcome other challenges to create your ideal portfolio

Mike will also share his insights on preparing dummies.

The last ten minutes of the presentation will be reserved for a Q & A Session. Bring your questions for Mike.

Illustrators at every level – from newbies to advanced – are sure to gain invaluable professional “know-how” that will help launch, guide, and advance their career.

Mike Malbrough is the author-illustrator of the popular Marigold Series including Marigold Bakes a Cake (Philomel, 2017) and Marigold Finds the Magic Words (Philomel, 2019). He is also the illustrator of the multi-volume Warren & Dragon Series written by Ariel Bernstein (Viking), You Made Me a Dad written by Laurenne Sala (Harper, 2019), and Zorro Rides Again #10 (Dynamite, 2012). Before launching his career as a picture book author-illustrator, he was a freelance graphic designer, comic book artist, performer, and teacher. Https://

Webinar Fee

$15. members; $30. non-members

(Members, login to get the discounted rate)

The fee includes access to the webinar live or to a recording of the webinar for a period of one week following the event, should you be unable to attend at the time of the webinar airing. There will be NO refunds for this event.

Accessing the Webinar

You will receive a link to the webinar two to three days prior to the event. This will come as an email from The day of the webinar, simply click on the link. You may be asked to download the ZOOM program. This is perfectly safe to do and allows you access to the presentation.