17.41: Picture Books are Books Too, with Special Guest Seth Fishman

Your Hosts: Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, Brandon Sanderson, and Howard Tayler, with special guest Seth Fishman

Seth Fishman, author of seven picture books (as well as lots of longer-form stuff), joins us to talk about writing picture books, including some of the business and publication aspects.

No-Context Pull Quote: “Your art is so bad we’re going to hire someone to draw badly for you.”

Credits: This episode was recorded live by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson


Explore the picture book area in your local bookstore. See how it’s laid out, and have a look at some classic picture books. Then write a 500-word SF/F picture book.

BAD DRAWER, by Seth Fishman (and friends), illustrated by Jessixa Bagley , Armand Baltazar, Anna Bond, Travis Foster), Jessica Hische, Tillie Walden, and Ethan Young, (with a pair of trees drawn by the author.)

3 thoughts on “17.41: Picture Books are Books Too, with Special Guest Seth Fishman”

  1. This week, the quartet, Mary Robinette, Dan, Brandon, and Howard, were joined by Seth Fishman to open the covers of picture books for us! Words and pictures! Imagine writing a draft in one sitting? Wanna work with illustrators and learn visual language? Turn the page, and… read all about it in the transcript available now in the archives.

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