So, in my other life, I illustrated and designed a picture book which will be launching in a couple of weeks. For those who know me personally, they would probably agree that this has been a very long time in the making (4-odd years), and that this project is launching is a very happy thing indeed (and also, personally, a pretty great birthday present).
So far, reviewers have said nice things about the book, which is always nice! Releasing a book into the world can be pretty scary.
about the launch
The event takes place on June 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art, 3696 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C
Author Dan Bar-el and I will be in attendance, refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase (GST-free!).
The launch is open to all, so come by and celebrate with us, and bring along any young people you may know who might get a kick out of a book about boats, and dreams, myth, and folktales, family, and ancestry; containing images of giant floating Ganeshes, star-drinking llamas, outer space-travelling flotillas, cloud-breaching whales, and airborne fish.
about Dream Boats
Age group: 4-8
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Price: $19.95 cloth
Page count: 40 pp.
Size: 11¼ x 9
I’ve published a series documenting my process of illustrating the picture book Dream Boats on my picture book website. The whole series is archived here.
There is also a gallery of work-in-progress images including first sketches, reference material, mistakes, redraws, and tests, to final art, here. Or the images can be viewed much larger, as a slideshow here.