A damn good idea
I'm off of work today so I get to scroll through as many children's related websites as I like and not get in trouble for it. Ha ha! As I was looking at the author Gail Gauthier's website I came across her mention of a particularly interesting link:
Ruth McNally Barshaw has a wonderful site called SKETCHES of FAMOUS AUTHORS and famous illustrators OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS . Barshaw attends author/illustrator talks and does sketches while she's sitting in the audience. She's posted the sketches as well as her notes.
This sounded vaguely Hirschfeldian to me so I took a gander. The site is wonderful. She's certainly seen her share of authors. I personally haven't seen ANY of the ones that she has. Definitely worth a gander.