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Monday, August 8, 2011

ASA "Stylefile," Meeting Spot for Illustrators & Publishers

Very good news, I was selected for Stylefile(Sadami Konchi) run by Australian Society of Authors.  Soooo happyʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ!! The final step is to put my own information on the site. The Stylefile is the great online showcase of Australian picture book illustrators selected by ASA. Publishers acknowledge the Stylefile as the reliable meeting spot to find useful artists. In short, often publishers pick up illustrators from the Stylefile. Can you hear illusrtators' shouting, "Buy me! Buy me!"? Browse it, you'll find so many famous illustrators there. Wow...now, I'm one of them!!

ASA regularly accepts candidates for Stylefile. Wimp Sadami hasn't tried it, as I've heard it's quite a narrow gate. But with other people's cheers and help, I submitted the illustrations this February (=submission date, condition etc)and got through it at once. Wow~~~! Kind ASA staff celebrated, "Have champagne!" Yes!!
Well, you may wonder what ASA is.
ASA is the guardian angel for Australian writers and children picture book illustrators, literally, for both professionals and wannabes.

For example, ASA sets "rate & conditionsfor members (=illustrators' minimum wages!). Illustrators use that rate to negotiate clients and publishers. As well as labour conditions, ASA handles members' legal issues such as copyrights, payments, contracts etc, etc. So, an ASA lawyer advocates members and ASA does lobbying on behalf of us.

Not only advocacy and handling legal issues, ASA has a mentorship program for talented writers and illustrators with projects seeking publishing opportunities. Mentors are famous writers and established illustrators. They back up emerging talents to get projects published.
Yes, you can make your dream come true. Sounds nice? More info, check here, FQ&A. Go for it a next year.Regarding copyrights, ASA is a mother body for CAL, Copyrights Agency Ltd . I have a CAL membership, too. Do you know who collects copyrights money from uni reading packages and hands it over to copyrights holders? It is CAL that also checks payments and examines illegal cases. So, publishers and authors join CAL to protect copyrights. It is critically important for a copyright holder to register work at CAL after publishing work.

CAL and ASA often run workshops on hot topics in publishing industry such as e-books & copyrights, Internet impact on publishing etc, etc. Seminars update our knowledge. Otherwise, legal changings and rapid digitization would leave us behind.
At the same time, ASA workshops are good networking places for publishers and us. The best networking place is... ASA Christmas party!! We really look forward to it and get together. Illustrators and writers at a poverty line hug each other there, saying,
"Are you still on the earth?"
"Oh, yes!" Hugs. Hahaha, gulp?!
Join ASA, if you are interested in becoming a professional or already being a professional writer and an illustrator in Australia.
Thank you, Friends, for your great support!!
Have a wonderful week and happy painting!





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52 comments:

  1. Wow Sadami! Congratulations! Enjoy the champaign!

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  2. Hi,Judy,YES!!
    You have to come our party!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  3. Hey, Sadami, big congradulations! It sounds like a great group in which to be involved.

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  4. Hey,Studio@the Farm or
    Kath,thanks! Indeed, very helpful. When I was studying picture book illustration at uni, lecturers told us ASA. Then, I joined it.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  5. Congratulations are in order yet again! This is wonderful news for you and I wish you much good luck.

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  6. Hola, mi Angel de la Guarda!!!!!!! Me ha dado una gran alegría que te hayan admitido en esa organización de ilustradores. Felicidades!!!
    Te lo merecías!
    Llevas una temporada de grandes éxitos y tenían que llegarte esas buenas noticias. Ya está! Disfrútalo y sigue haciendo el bien a los que lo necesitan!!!
    Un beso.

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  7. ¡Que buenas noticias, Sadami! Es para mí una alegría que tu trabajo se vea recompensado.
    Enhorabuena y un fuerte abrazo.

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  8. Such wonderful news, Sadami....of course well deserved by someone with such talent with paint and imagination. Bravo!

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  9. Congratulations Sadami. This joy has been multiplying and we all clap for you. The sketches are so expressive!

    Hugs

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  10. Yo también pienso como Josemari, que eres un ángel, siempre con un comentario generoso y lleno de bondad, nos animas a seguir pintando, así que me alegra mucho tu merecido ingreso a esa sociedad de ilustradores, te lloverán buenas propuestas, eres una gran artista y persona. Un gran abrazo.

    I also think as Josemari, you're an angel, always with a generous comment and full of kindness, encourage us to continue painting, so I am very happy you deserve admission to the Society of Illustrators, will shower you with good proposals, you're a great artist and person. A big hug.

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  11. Sadami Hello,
    his illustrations are getting better, beautiful, beautiful!
    I've been always here where I learn and feel happy to see quality art!
    A big hug

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  12. Congratulations, Sadami!!! Dreams do come true!! All of these sketches are wonderful and you deserve this.

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  13. BRAVO! (Yes I am shouting it!)

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  14. Wonderful!... Congratulations! Your work is so exciting and well done. You deserve to be a member. I hope it leads to some wonderful projects.

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  15. What a wonderful site to be a part of, Sadami. I'm glad that you had the courage to apply - just look at your work - no wonder you were accepted immediately!

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  16. Hi,Dora,
    Always your warm cheers make me go forward. Thank you!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  17. Estimado Joshemari,
    Oh, gracias! Su clase dicen que las conversaciones acerca de mí muy bien. Pero es bueno tener una sección en Stylefile. Espero que traerá una sonrisa y la felicidad los niños con libros ilustrados.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Dear Joshemari,
    Oh,thank you! Your kind say talks about me too good. But it's great to have a section at Stylefile. Hope I will bring children smile and happiness with picture books.
    Cheers,Sadami

    >>>Joshemari said...
    Hello, my guardian angel !!!!!!! It has given me great joy that you have been admitted to the organization of illustrators. Congratulations!
    You deserved it!
    You've been a season of great success and had to come to you this good news. That's it! Enjoy it and continues to do good to those who need it!

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  18. ¡Wow, Onera,
    Muchas gracias! Realmente espero que muchos editores se me compre! "Cariño, voy a pasar tiempo con usted"?
    Cheers, Sadami

    Wow, Onera,
    Thank you very much! I really hope many publishers will buy me!! "Darling, I'll spend time wtih you"?!
    Cheers,Sadami

    >>>Onera said...
    That good news, Sadami! It gives me joy that your work will be rewarded.
    Congratulations and a big hug.

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  19. Dear Carol,
    Thank you very much for warm cheers. Hope I'll make lots of picture books.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  20. Yahoooo, Teri!
    Thank you! Stylefile will be a breakthrough for me to get into publishing industry more.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  21. Querido Sand,
    Muchas gracias a un tipo decir. Realmente espero que a mí mismo para convertirse en un artista que merece un comentario. Stylefile se abrirá otra puerta para mí para entrar en la industria editorial.
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    Dear Sand,
    Thank you very much for a kind say. I really hope myself to become an artist who deserves your comments. Stylefile will open another door for me to get into publishing industry.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  22. Hi, Antonio,
    Thank you very much! I'd really appreciate your warm cheers and encouragement. You, too, enjoy painting.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  23. Evelyn,
    ありがとう。がんばります!!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  24. Hi, Hilda,
    Always you encourage me. Thank you very much. You, too, enjoy painting. I hope I can make lots of picture books!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  25. Dear Origami,
    Yey~~~(*yes, shouting!) THANK YOU~~~~~ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
    Cheers,Sadami

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  26. Dear Elva,
    Thank you! Yes, indeed. I hope I can make lots of picture books and make children happy.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  27. Dear Gillian,
    Oh, thank U for sharing joy with me. Honest, I got scared and wondered if I would fail ...gulp. Lesson I got, is try everything I want to challenge on the earth. Life is short. No time to waste. A result is another issue.
    Your comment makes me go forward.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  28. What sequence of good news! it's nice to feel your enthusiasm so far. Thank you for sharing your joy with us, have a good week and sweet dreams.

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  29. Dear Lydie,
    Thank you! Yes,I'll have a sweet dream and want to make them come true, make lots of picture books!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  30. Very nice blog and good works Sadami! Congrats... http://musabalan.blogspot.com/

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  31. Dear Musa,
    Thank you! You, too, make beautiful watercolours!! Let's have fun together.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  32. tchin Sadami with good french champagne !!!
    the scketches are so amazing, so beautiful !
    the girl with the birds is just gorgeous !
    have a nice week dear Sadami ! bisous

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  33. Hi, Marty,
    Thank you~! One day, you and I have to get together for champagne. You, too, have a wonderful week!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  34. Sadami, I love the little girl with the birds. I would have loved ti be this girl ! Joy is in your paintings Sadami. Super great. Yes you will do it ! Bises.

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  35. Hi,Olivia,
    Thank you! You, too, enjoy painting and make us happy!!
    Bises, Sadami

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  36. fantastic watercolors..so expressive! I love them ALL

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  37. Hi,Celeste,
    Thank you~~! Let us enjoy painting and drawing!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  38. Congratulations! I can't believe you were afraid you wouldn't get through that narrow gate - they probably laid out the red carpet for you to walk on! Beautiful watercolors!!

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  39. What a deserved honour! I love the style you present. Your pieces are so full of life and character. Of course I particularly love the dog portrait. And the movement and action of the pigeons around the child is fabulous.
    Tchao-wow,
    Ruca

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  40. Dear Rhonda,
    Thank you! The "red carpet"! What a brilliant phrase! But there's no royal road for illustration. I'll just work hard. Hey, your new avtar is so cute.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  41. Hi,Ruca,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Bow-wow, your art work is "charming"!!Yes, I love doggies so much! You have to come see me in Sydney. I'll sketch yeʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  42. Sorry I am late, Sadami - how dare the kitchen keep me from saying "Congrats, my good friend! "

    I am waving a flag for you and celebrating!
    Well done xx

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  43. Dear Pat,
    Oh, thank you in busy days and don't say sorry. I know the kitchen and other stuff will never let you out.
    Please take care and hope everything goes well for you.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  44. Hi,Tim, thank you!!
    Your drawings and paintings are impressive,too. Keep up. Me,too watched the movie "Tokyo Sonata", which touched me so much. It handles so many serious social issues that we are familiar with. I wish I could watch it again.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  45. Estupendos, como siempre, solo que el perrito luce tan adorable que me dan ganas de besarle el hocico...

    :-)

    Besos,

    Yu

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  46. Hola, Yulendys,
    Gracias, especialmente maravilloso para su brillante sentido del humor. (De hecho, un propietario feliz besó el perro ...!)
    Cheers, Sadami

    Hi, Yulendys,
    Thank you, especially wonderful for your brilliant sense of humour. (Indeed, an owner happily kissed the dog...!)
    Cheers,Sadami

    >>>Yu said...
    Great, as always, only the dog looks so adorable that I want to kiss her mouth ...
    :-)
    XOXO
    Yu

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  47. Hola, Sadeu, Gracias!
    Hi, Sadeu, Thank you!!

    >>>Sadeu said...
    Okay all! :)

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  48. Great dynamics on the painting with the boy and the birds Sadami. The painting lives and the feeling that birds will just fly away in a second boy stops feeding them is there :)
    thank you,
    Irina

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  49. Hi, Irina,
    Thank you very much! Birds flew away...when a kid gave all the food(*what clever birds!?). But sketching and capturing a moment is very interesting.
    Cheers,Sadami

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