Friday, April 4, 2014

And another book goes to press!

Official cover for The Prairie That Nature Built
I just got the final page proofs for this picture book for Dawn Publishing. It's my first book with them and I'm working on the second one now. They are wonderful to work with so I'm a happy camper or drawer in this case.

You've seen a few scenes from this book but I'll post a few more. The official release date is September 1, 2014.

This is the lightning that sparks a fire,
So red-hot and swift it moves without tire,
Flaming the flowers and blazing the grasses,
Chasing the animals rushing in masses.

This is the rain that splatters the ground,
And quenches the fire
that blazed all around.

Marybeth Lorbiecki is the author and it was a fun challenge to illustrate her words. And in case you're wondering, that's our dog, Crowley, who modeled for this spread and very much loves the prairie. It's fun to include a personal touch here and there when working on these books.

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