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Debbie Ridpath Ohi FAQ > Getting Into The Business > How did you get your first picture book illustration contract?

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Justin Chanda (publisher of three S&S imprints: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, Atheneum and Margaret McElderry) was on the judging panel at the SCBWI-LA Illustration Portfolio Showcase in 2010. He saw my portfolio and thought I would be the perfect artist for I'M BORED, a new picture book by Michael Ian Black.


Here's the story of how a rejection brought me a book deal

Here's what Justin said when I asked him about why he chose me for I'M BORED


Last updated on February 29, 2012 by Debbie Ohi