Saturday, August 20, 2011
The story is a collaboration between myself and my adult son Stephen. We wrote out the basic idea and then I did the rough sketches about twenty years ago. But for some reason we got busy with our lives and forgot about it. Two weeks ago, having been inspired by taking two webinars with InteractBooks, I started to develop the drawings into full colour illustrations. Now the time has almost come to see if it might have a life out there as a book or an App for children from five to eight years old. What have we got to lose? As I talk to myself about the craziness of getting back into drawing pig characters I think perhaps it is better to do something with this story than to let it sit alone in a dark drawer. And besides, it is fun to do this.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I apologize for not posting much this month so far. The reason is, I've been working on the illustrations for a little book that has been sitting in my portfolio for many years along with several other stories and ideas. I am hoping to meet a deadline with Interact Books and I am hoping I can figure out how use their software. The story is for kids from K to grade 3 or so. I can't say much more about it while it is in process. But I hope there are good vibes out there because this is a pretty lonely business when it gets down to the wire. Wish me luck please. No matter what happens, this has been an excellent exercise for my brain and it is fun to work on something that may bring delight to kids. I hope.