39 episodes

Illo Chat is a podcast for illustrators working in the children's book industry. Creative, funny and full of information on how to write, illustrate, and publish picture books and how to become a professional illustrator. Women illustrators, Olga Herrera and Sunny Duran, teach about the publishing industry and the behind the scenes work that goes into book design and illustration. Kidlit discussions and insights for artist and creatives.
WEBSITE: www.illochat.com

Illo Chat: Illustration Podcast Olga Herrera & Sunny Duran

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Illo Chat is a podcast for illustrators working in the children's book industry. Creative, funny and full of information on how to write, illustrate, and publish picture books and how to become a professional illustrator. Women illustrators, Olga Herrera and Sunny Duran, teach about the publishing industry and the behind the scenes work that goes into book design and illustration. Kidlit discussions and insights for artist and creatives.
WEBSITE: www.illochat.com

    EP 36 Switching Agents

    EP 36 Switching Agents

    In this episode, Olga and Sunny talk about the steps one can take when switching agents. The use of publisher’s marketplace, and query tracker to research agents and help make informed decisions.

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    Cover art by Olga Herrera

    Podcast and video production by Sunny Duran



    ILLO CHAT ILLUSTRATION COMMUNITY (JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP):

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/423218296121427

    OUR WEBSITE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.illochat.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Watch the video: https://youtu.be/QKQCEhcVxpE

    ▼YOUR HOSTS ▼

    Sunny Duran  ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.sunnyduran.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Olga Herrera ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.olgaherrera.me/

    • 51 min
    EP 35 2023 Wrap up

    EP 35 2023 Wrap up

    In this episode, Olga and Sunny recap what happened this year, where they are now, and their plans for the future. They also discuss how it's easier to stay focused when you're busy but easy to lose your way when you have too much time on your hands.

    Thanks for listening.



    Cover art by Olga Herrera

    Podcast and video production by Sunny Duran



    ILLO CHAT ILLUSTRATION COMMUNITY (JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP):

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/423218296121427

    OUR WEBSITE: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.illochat.com/⁠⁠⁠

    Watch the video: https://youtu.be/QKQCEhcVxpE

    ▼YOUR HOSTS ▼

    Sunny Duran  ⁠⁠⁠https://www.sunnyduran.com/⁠⁠⁠

    Olga Herrera ⁠⁠⁠https://www.olgaherrera.me/

    • 54 min
    EP34 A Chat with Jed Alexander

    EP34 A Chat with Jed Alexander

    In this episode, we chat with author, illustrator Jed Alexander about his wordless picture books. We talked about his process for writing wordless picture books and his illustration technique.

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    Cover art by Olga Herrera

    Podcast and video production by Sunny Duran



    John Sandford: ⁠sandfordarchive.com⁠



    ILLO CHAT ILLUSTRATION COMMUNITY (JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP):

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠facebook.com/groups/423218296121427⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    OUR WEBSITE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠illochat.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Watch the video: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠youtu.be/QKQCEhcVxpE⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ▼YOUR HOSTS ▼

    Sunny Duran: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠sunnyduran.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Olga Herrera: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠olgaherrera.me

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP 33 A chat with John Sandford

    EP 33 A chat with John Sandford

    In this episode, we chat with author, illustrator John Sandford about his new picture book BrindleFox. We talk about his inspiration and illustration technique for this book as well as his time as an art director.

    Thanks for listening.

    Cover art by Olga Herrera

    Podcast and video production by Sunny Duran



    John Sandford: sandfordarchive.com



    ILLO CHAT ILLUSTRATION COMMUNITY (JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP):

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠facebook.com/groups/423218296121427⁠⁠⁠⁠

    OUR WEBSITE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠illochat.com⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Watch the video: ⁠⁠⁠⁠youtu.be/QKQCEhcVxpE⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ▼YOUR HOSTS ▼

    Sunny Duran: ⁠⁠⁠⁠sunnyduran.com⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Olga Herrera: ⁠⁠⁠⁠olgaherrera.me

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP 32 Interview with Julia Mills

    EP 32 Interview with Julia Mills

    In this episode we chat with author and illustrator Julia Mills about her debut picture book I am Stuck. We talk about her writing journey, her inspiration as an art teacher, and her process for illustrating this book.

    Thanks for listening.

    Cover art by Olga Herrera

    Podcast and video production by Sunny Duran



    Julia Mills: ⁠⁠⁠jamills.com



    ILLO CHAT ILLUSTRATION COMMUNITY (JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP):

    ⁠⁠⁠facebook.com/groups/423218296121427⁠⁠⁠

    OUR WEBSITE: ⁠⁠⁠illochat.com⁠⁠⁠

    Watch the video: ⁠⁠⁠youtu.be/QKQCEhcVxpE⁠⁠⁠

    ▼YOUR HOSTS ▼

    Sunny Duran: ⁠⁠⁠sunnyduran.com⁠⁠⁠

    Olga Herrera: ⁠⁠⁠olgaherrera.me

    • 1 hr 7 min
    EP 31 Time to Reevaluate

    EP 31 Time to Reevaluate

    In this episode, Sunny talks about her year of letting go and her decision to go back to a full-time job outside the home. Giving her the freedom to pursue art as her passion instead of her career.

    Thanks for listening.



    Cover art by Olga Herrera

    Podcast and video production by Sunny Duran



    ILLO CHAT ILLUSTRATION COMMUNITY (JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP):

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/423218296121427

    OUR WEBSITE: ⁠⁠https://www.illochat.com/⁠⁠

    Watch the video: https://youtu.be/QKQCEhcVxpE

    ▼YOUR HOSTS ▼

    Sunny Duran  ⁠⁠https://www.sunnyduran.com/⁠⁠

    Olga Herrera ⁠⁠https://www.olgaherrera.me/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

ifewa ,

So helpful!

I am an aspiring children’s book and illustrator, and this podcast has been so helpful to help me get started figuring out how to get started! You two are so delightful! Thank you!

ellenseal_art ,

A joy to listen to

I feel like I’m catching up with old friends listening to this podcast. Lots of great info too! 😊

Hazel.DH ,

My new favorite!

I’ve learned so much from these two women! So helpful!

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