Before researching this book my main frame of reference was from The Mummy, a 1959 classic. Check out the trailer below, it's still awesome, even by today's standards.
Researching this book has been enlightening. The more I learn the more fascinated I am with mummies. Even though I'll alway have a soft spot in my heart for the fictional movie, The Mummy, I've come to the conclusion that facts are even more interesting than fiction.
|Interior spread showing the before and after images of the chantress, or temple singer, Tamut|
|Cat Mummy spread with copy roughed in to check placement|
|Tweaking the cover art|
And for something a little lighter, here's an illustration from a potential project that is very much fluid for now. I thought both the mummy spreads and the illustration of the owl silhouetted in the moonlight were fitting images for the spooky month of October.
|Non-contracted artwork that I'm hoping will become real down the road...|
Bookbar is having their First Annual Children's Book Festival on October 21! I'm totally honored to be presenting a workshop that starts at 11am. There's something fun going on all day from 10am - 2pm. Please stop by and say hello!
Last but not least, Baby on Board: How Animals Carry Their Young just received some nice recognition. The book is featured in the National Science Teachers Association's Learning Magazine this month! And it also won a GOLD Medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Award in the Animals/Pets category as well as GOLD in the Mom's Choice Awards!
That's my news for October and I appreciate you taking a look. You can click the images to enlarge them for a more detailed view.