Saturday, March 25, 2017

THE RIGHTS FACTORY SIGNS YOURS-TRULY...


Thrilled to say the The Rights Factory Literary agents Cassandra Rodgers and Olga Filina have signed me as their client. Ms. Rodgers will collaborate with Ms Filina to market my children's and adult manuscripts and illustration, as well as spin-off merchandise from my books.

PART 8: The Cover Story: I LOVE YOU TOO, I LOVE YOU THREE


This... Plus This... Equals...???

Cover-design by committee? My cover design on the left, and on the right, the publisher's designer's effort using my specs of white background and formal layout. Neither made the cut.

This was the final cover choice. 

Publisher Firefly Books agreed with my choice of a white background and the illustration I chose, but accepted the designer's second effort for I Love You Too, I Love You Three. This time, the design is informal in layout, and breaks several fundamental rules of typesetting, design, and reproduction. Does it work? You be the judge... 
Your comments are most welcome.

Monday, March 6, 2017

PART 7: Slinging paint: I LOVE YOU TOO, I LOVE YOU THREE

Illustrating a book with an impending deadline looming.A month's work went into the recycling bin. Boo hoo hoo... However, with the deadline for I Love You Too, I Love You Three looming, it was time to put away the sad-sack face, dry my tears, and put on ... ta da! My super-artist cape in the persona of Quick-Draw McGraw... she sketches at the speed of light, can lay down a wash in a single stroke... and so forth.