Sunday, November 28, 2010

Three Little Pigs, dedicated to Gracie & Konnor

Thanksgiving week I received copies of "The Three Little Pigs", illustrated by me. Odyssey Books is the publisher and I'm really happy with the reproduction of the illustrations. You just don't know how it's going to look until it's an actual printed book.

My dedication reads, "To Gracie and Konnor. Love you forever. C.M." Here's my daughter Andrea reading the book to Gracie and Konnor for the first time on Thanksgivng. This is one of the perks of being a children's book illustrator.

If you scroll back through earlier posts you can see the illustrations as I was working on them. Or better yet, go buy the book. Either way, hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Second look at a new charactor (or try try again)

It's back to the drawing board for me. I'm still working on my first endeavor as writer/illustrator and have gotten some very helpful critiques. It's great to sit here in a cabin in Colorado and thanks to the internet and Face Book I'm able to connect with generous agents, editors and publishers who have been extremely helpful and encouraging.

So I'm tweaking the illustrations at this point after several rewrites and edits. Creating a book, much like raising a kid takes a village.

Please let me know if you like this version as opposed to the earlier one posted. Or not.