Today was so cool. I met Dan Santat, the creator of the Disney hit, “The Replacements”. He was the keynote speaker at the Southwest Texas, SCBWI Regional Conference. I learned lots of great detail on how to improve a story and character development. Dan told us how he practiced and practiced to improve his drawing and worked multiple jobs and contract work to evolve his career. Very inspirational. He suggested that you stick with what you love, but get a job so that you don’t worry about where the money will come from. Good advice.
He has several books available and I bought one of his latest graphic novels, “Sidekick”. The bonus is that there is an elephant on pages 72-74. Check it out at