Friday, December 16, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Interview with Aaron Jasinski

Aaron Jasinski is the up-and-coming illustrator of the books The Heart's Language (written by Lois-Ann Yamanaka) and Fall Leaves (written by Don Curry). We've been in contact since 2001, when we were in a Society of Illustrators 9-11 memorial exhibit together. He does cool work and he's a cool guy.

You can read my quick 'n' painless interview with him HERE.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Favorite Children's Book Animals Stamps

In Jan. 2006, the U.S. Postal Service will start carrying the "Favorite Children's Book Animals" series of stamps. It will feature characters such as Wilbur from Charlotte's Web, Olivia, Maisy and even the Wild Thing from Where the Wild Things Are.

I'm looking forward to a set so that I can frame it.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Don't Quit Your Day Job

You know, one thing about creating children's books is that it's if-fy for it to actually happen and with the markets becoming fewer and fewer, there are even less opportunities. Smaller publishing houses are closing or merging and bigger houses seem to rule--with a definite bottom line. I mean, if it isn't going to be the latest trend, why bother right? Add to it a glut of folks submitting and publishing houses not being as open with their submission policies and the situation looks downright dire, huh?

And yet we want to do it anyway, lol.