What Tomie wrote:
"The assignment or prompt, if you will.
This year’s assignment is to cast yourself, as a child, in a picture book. Show your autobiographical character in a scene and make sure to convey the emotion of your character. The viewer should be able to read the emotion of the character immediately and clearly. No words or captions are allowed in the image. The dimensions of the original image are up to you, but you must print it out on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. Submissions will be mailed to the SCBWI office, and we will send them to Tomie dePaola for judging."
How am I going make it work? What parts of my childhood am I going to share?
Something fun like sledding?
Or not a great student in school or...
Some of the early sketches trying to figuring out how much of myself
am I willing to share, also does it read well?
The finished sketch