Saturday, January 19, 2008

New series in the works!

I'm working on the first book in a series of six early readers for a publisher I've illustrated 24 books for already. This will be my first series of six books for them. Yay! It's a fun series and I can't wait to show some of the art. The first book will be published next month, so I have extremely tight deadlines - only four weeks per book. Yikes! Better get painting...

Another note: I'm attending the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York in a few weeks. My portfolio will be in a private exhibition for art directors, editors, and agents, but since it's private I'm not allowed to be there to see the reactions to my artwork. I can leave postcards featuring my artwork in front of my portfolio and could possibly gauge how much interest there is in my work by how many postcards are taken. We'll see... exciting.

2 comments:

nessadee said...

Sounds like you're going to be very busy!

I have a Nikon D50 camera...a birthday/Christmas present from my husband a couple of years ago. It makes taking pictures very easy! Indoors, I try to snap pictures in natural light, usually next to a window. I like the effect better than when using the flash.

Have fun in NYC! I'm sure your work will be very popular. :)

ND

Andy J Smith illustration said...

Good luck at SCBWI! I'll be there too. Always cool attending the conference and visiting NYC. That reminds me that I need to make new promo cards! Really dug your Slush Monster... sorta David Ezra Stein-ish!