Monday, August 24, 2009

Pony Summer by Olga Cossi

This cover art is still "in progress", or hopefully I'm making progress on it. This will be a chapter book and I'm still waiting to hear if the interior illustrations will be full color or black and white.

I won't give much away at this point as it's still being edited, other than to say that I love the manuscript and am excited to illustrate this book. The publisher is Odyssey Books based in Longmont, Colorado. They were the first publisher I worked with and always produce wonderful books!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How To Read A Person Like A Book

I'm working with Square One Publishing updating illustrations from How To Read A Person Like A Book originally published in 1971.

So now, almost forty years later the original two authors, Henry Calero and Gerard Nierenberg have teamed up with Gabriel Grayson, an authority on sign language and nonverbal communications to create the number one book on body language.

It's been an interesting process, showing how various gestures, postures and expressions communicate everything from authority and confidence to defensiveness and self-consciousness. It's definitely taken my "people watching" to a new level.