Illustrators everywhere are fighting against the rise in the use of stock illustration and stock photography. I was saddened to see that the national SCBWI used a photograph (albeit a very sweet image) of a girl reading in a tree for their most recent plug for the summer conference. With so many wonderful illustrators in this organization, surely we can employ some of them to help design and create the conference, promotional, and other graphic materials needed for our own events. I hope this letter prompts you to rethink the design of future graphic materials.
Anna J. Boll