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My Interview for Kidlit411

http://www.kidlit411.com/2014/08/Kidlit411-author-illustrator-Stephanie-Olivieri.html?spref=fb

I am pasting my interview, but go to the site, they have so many illustrator and author interviews, news, articles and more! If you are interested in kid lit, this is the place to be.  Also there is a giveaway of one of my prints. :)

Today we welcome author-illustrator STEPHANIE OLIVIERI.  She posts her fun and whimsical sketches at her blog, WWW. STEPHOLIVIERI.COMBe sure to enter her giveaway for a signed print.

Tell us about your background and how you came to write and illustrate for children.

I was a theatre major at the University of Arizona and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in soaps actually, but after landing a part in New York City on a show, I moved across country. I lost that part just as fast as I got it, character's age changes, so I finished school at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

One day I went to an audition for the singing voice in a Disney film and I was …

Cartoons ARE ART! And Two New Paintings

Usually I don't write a lot here, I save that for my op ed blog-"I'm Just Sayin'" but I have to say something when I share these two paintings I did this week. First of all, I am an artist. I make 100% of my living right now as an artist-usually it's childrens book illustrations and sometimes I still get to work in animation. The style I work in is cartoony-I am a cartoonist and I love it.

What people don't realize is that to be great or even good at cartoons we artists must learn the basics first, we are real artists. I took anatomy and life drawing after Disney had offered me a job-I could pass the animation test, but I needed to learn the basics. I admit I didn't spend years at art school and have been public about admitting that so people feel like they can tell me that I don't deserve my career and what I hear all the time "you aren't a real artist." I am not sure what they mean by that since again 100% of my living is from art …

Christmas is Coming! Want a Custom Design?

I have my first order for Christmas card design! I can't believe it's 4 months away, if you would like one of your doggies, please send me a private message or email me here stephanie@stepholivieri.com, I would love to do your design.  Here are some examples from last year!












New Book I Illustrated is Out Now

Yay I worked on this book at the beginning of the year. When I met the author at our local Starbucks I knew immediately that we would work well together. She is very funny and I loved her stories. Here is a link to buy the book and here are some of the illustrations that I created.
http://www.datingthewrongmen.com/