NCCIL (that's the "nickel" for those in the know) is an astonishing gallery and a group of very dedicated children's book enthusiasts.
Before the exhibit we were treated to 4 illustrators reading and drawing with the children of Abilene at the public library. Pictured above David Diaz taught everyone about classical proportions as he drew one of his signature faces. David is also the driving force behind this successful exhibit and event. Members of SCBWI Illustrator's Board were there to support the event, including David, Priscilla Burris, Cecila Yung and Pat Cummings. Illustrators who did the visits included Larry Day, Kristen Balouch and Alan Stacy.