Sunday, October 16, 2016

Nick Patton: Picture Book Therapist

If you have not heard Nick Patton's Picturebooking Podcast then you are missing out. Nick's podcast is is absolutely fantastic. In his podcast Nick delves deep into the soul of picture books. I have learned so much by listening to his episodes. I am so happy that he put together a wonderful podcast just for this event. Maybe I should have posted this earlier in the event, but I saved it for my birthday!

I like to listen to podcasts while painting, cooking and while driving. Nick has included links below for the original Picturebooking podcasts. I embedded the podcast below, but Nick gave me a direct link in case the embedding doesn't work on your device.


13 authors and illustrators tell us what the hardest most painful thing about the picture book industry is for them. It’s time for some honest picturebooking therapy. The industry is not all fluffy bunnies and happy children. Take a listen and I’m sure you’ll be inspired to continue on creating picture books despite your struggles.

Dani Jones
Gary Karton
Henry Cole
Jesse Klausmeier
Julie Danielson
Kelly Murphy
Matthew Winner
Matt Tavares
Miranda Paul
Molly Idle
Ovi Nedelcu
Peter Brown
Sam Valentino



  1. Happy birthday, Dani! And a thank you to Nick for putting together this terrific podcast.

  2. Thanks for the perfect podcast post! Happy Birthday Dani! and yay I finally got caught up with the dummy posts!!!

  3. A birthday on Sunday! I'm happy I've been invited. These podcasts are going to be such a treat for each day of the week. thanks!

  4. Thank you so much for this great gift on YOUR birthday.

  5. Sounds like an awesome podcast but our extremely bad internet at home means I can't listen to podcasts. :( I'll try to remember when I'm in town.

  6. This is so great! Nick's show is one of my favorites!

  7. Thank you Dani, for the opportunity to connect to this amazing community of creatives that you have brought together. I hope you had a great birthday. And thank you to everyone who posted kind words about the episode here. It means a lot to me.

  8. Happy Belated Birthday Dani! I too am catching up on the posts. Been uber busy getting my dummy ready for a conference as well as making the deadline for Smart Dummies. It's done. Not perfect but I now have a much better idea of where I'm going. I totally understand why it takes some illustrators a year or more to do the finals. Whew. The links to the podcasts are priceless!

  9. Very much enjoyed this podcast, Nick! Thank you! I was surprised to hear that even successful illustrators/authors still struggle with insecurity!