SCBWI Oklahoma September Twitter Chat Guest – Rubin Pingk


As the Social Media Coordinator for the SCBWI Oklahoma Region, I host a monthly Twitter Chat for our members (and anyone else who’d like to participate) where we talk for an hour with someone from the children’s publishing world, be it agent, editor, author, illustrator, etc. The conversations are always lively and enlightening.

We meet from 7-8pm CST using the hashtag #okscbwichat. If you’ve ever been curious about a Twitter Chat, stop on by! We love meeting new people.

This month’s chat session was Tuesday, September 22nd.

CLICK HERE to view our full #okscbwichat 2020 schedule.

It was a pleasure chatting with author and illustrator Rubin Pingk this week during our latest Twitter chat.

Rubin gave us a lot of valuable information and shared insights into his drawing and writing habits and talked about how he used Instagram to create a webtoon and so much more.

Here’s an introduction to Rubin:

September 22nd – Rubin Pingk – Author/Illustrator

Ruben Pingk is an author and illustrator living the small town life in Clinton, Utah, with his wife, two rowdy boys, a peckish pug, and a scheming cat. Some of his books include SAMURAI SANTA and LITTLE THOR GETS MAD. He’s the creator of the webtoon A Boy and His Ghost and he moderates the Twitter chat #kidlitart.

Learn more about Rubin by visiting his Facebook page:

His Twitter handle is @RubinPingk

We had an amazing conversation with Rubin. He talked at length about graphic novels and how to think about the amount of dialogue you’re writing, especially when trying to cram so much onto one page. And when comparing picture books to graphic novels, one of the advantages a graphic novel has over a picture book is that there is no limit on page number, which allows for more freedom of expression.

He also talked about how he used the format of Instagram – which allows you to post up to ten squares per post – to draft his webtoon and how he challenged himself to conform to this format and tell a chapter in ten squares of sequential art/story. What a fantastic way to use this medium and promote your WIP at the same time, right?

Such a fascinating conversation! I always learn so much from these chats. I hope you do, too.

***Interested in the rest of our conversation with Rubin?

View the full chat recap HERE.

You can read the recaps for all of our chats, from this year and from those in years past, HERE.