Saturday, October 29, 2011

Touching base

I just wanted to keep in touch with friends and readers. The How books this close to being done... should be all wrapped up by next week. I'm now working with Scholastic on a fun new book about Hockey. Much to my surprise I got going on the roughs and it just came out. I think when the art director said I could be a bit loose with it that was a big help.
I thought I'd put this image up for now. It's an image I did as promotion and, since my promotion skills are not completely stellar, I thought I could at least show it off here. It's meant to be a game for kids to find the obvious and not so obvious. I think the great big Octopus is clear but you never know when you draw it. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How? with Owl Publishing coming soon!

Well it's probably the biggest book I've ever done which has certainly been a challenge but it looks like we're closing in on a finish date! The follow up book to Why?, which we've been working on for almost a year, is called How? It's another question and answer book (written by the talented Catherine Ripley) for kids to discover how things work. I have to say I do enjoy these kinds of books because of the things you learn. Hopefully some of that gets passed onto the kids. But I won't lie, this one has been quite a challenge due to the sheer size of it. It's still not done yet so I should get back to it but just wanted to give people a heads up. I'll keep you posted as to when it's on the shelves.
Other than that I've started on a French reader which will be lots of fun to do. Already talked to the author and it has me thinking I should get over to France for a long overdue visit.
There's a couple of more projects on the boil which hopefully will turn into something but it's bad luck to talk about them until they're signed and sealed.