Words of Wisdom-Will Terry-Preparing To Become A Children’s Book Illustrator


Children’s Book Illustrator and educator Will Terry drops in with a new video where he discusses what it takes to make it as a Children’s Book Illustrator. Take notes folks!


In the video below I answer some questions from a fellow artist in Serbia who is trying to break into the children’s book market. I think many artists can relate to his frustrations and challenges so by answering his email hopefully I’m also speaking to a much broader audience. I know I get long winded but if you’re working on some art just let it play in the background and perhaps some of what I say will resonate with you. Also – feel free to disagree – I welcome differing opinions so others can have more to think about.

Original post is here.



  1. Karin Mesa

    Thanks Will Terry. This was informative and encouraging. I would also keep illustrating children’s books if I won the lottery. I love it! Your viewpoint was really helpful!

  2. Lisa M Griffin

    Always enjoy these videos by Will. He is up-front and refreshing honest, plus I love his comparisons… whether it is a coke can or a toothpick he gets the point across.

    Thanks for posting.

  3. Dayne Sislen

    Thank you,
    Will Terry is always right on with his comments.

  4. Terry Hand

    Thanks Terry,
    I never really got my head around social media. Your video was really helpful.


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