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Old 04-20-2014, 09:27 AM
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Default I'm illustrating a book!

Well, more than one, but one to start. :P

Posted this in Good News, but heck it warrants its own thread. I'm working with a local author named Sonja and her chihuahua, Monte, to illustrate a series of children's books about travelling the world and being eight inches off the ground.



Montecristo Travels is all about Monte and the travels he takes with Sonja and her partner. Places he visits in the books are places he's actually visited in real life. The first one will be all about his travels to Piazza del Duomo in Pisa.

Sonja finally announced the project yesterday with a fun blog post that tells you more about her vision for the book, shows the cover of the book and a few of the concepts we've worked on so far.

It's a momentous project - a lot of illustrations, and I'm doing the book layout to boot! It's my first contract as a children's book illustrator though, which has been a dream of mine since I was quite young. Foot in the door!

I'll happily update this thread as Sonja posts updates - as a rule I am not allowed to divulge things until she has, in order to keep some of the book a secret until launch! I do welcome questions, though, and I'll answer all that I can.

So, so happy to be doing this, going to be fun!
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:37 AM
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*happy dance*

Awesome! Your work sounds so perfect for this project. It's going to be amazing
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:36 AM
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Awesome! I'll definitely have to pick up a copy for my kiddo. We love books here
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:06 PM
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Gonna have to pick up a copy for my sister's kids and a copy for my brother's little girl. Do I care that my bother's little girl is like 1.5 months old and might be a little young? no, no I don't.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:10 AM
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Congrats! This is wonderful news!
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:01 PM
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Thanks guys! I'll be posting regular updates to my FB page and Sonja to the Montecristo Travels page, but I'll do my best to update here too.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:45 PM
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That is so exciting!
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So super cool! Can't wait to hear more!
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:53 PM
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I'm so excited for you! I can't wait until the book comes out- I'll definitely have to get it for Nora
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:56 PM
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As I said in the other thread. This is SUPER exciting! Congrats on the project!
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