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Monday, September 25, 2006

Forthcoming publications...


Fall catalogs are apparently underway, and a couple of upcoming titles that I illustrated are available for pre-order. These are the books I was working on nearly a year ago and talked about when I started this blog.


You can see them both on Amazon here and here.

I am *hoping* that these are mock-up covers and not the final versions (since these have paid no attention to the crop marks or orientation). I have yet to see the actual printed versions.

I never seem to get over how weird it is to see books show up online long after working on them, and when one is hip-deep in the third or fourth project down the road from that one... But yay! They *are* done and out there - an encouraging affirmation when one wonders if one will ever finish the project one is currently buried in!

9 comments:

Soozcat said...

Woohoo! OK, aside from the crop marks issue, anyway.

natural attrill said...

Great to see your work, they must take ages to paint, they are so detailed.
Penny.

PG said...

They are beautiful, even if they are mockups. Is it really a year? I just adore the cover to Friendly Beasts, the cow is lovely. Oh, they are both lovely.

muddy red shoes said...

Great, isnt it exciting to see the end product. I dont often get sent mine, bumped into one in a bookshop in Ireland, that was weird, like seeing someone you know in the wrong place!
Lovely cows, and what a little poppet the baby is.

Daisy Lupin said...

They are lovely illustrations, it must be wonderful to see the end product so long after you produced the illustrations. Does it bug you if anything has been changed, or not how you conceived it or is that par for the course for illustrators?

lorna said...

they look fabulous! How exciting! :o)

weirdbunny said...

They are so beautiful.... How amazing it must be to go into a shop and see your own stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tlc illustration said...

sThank you for your kind words - and Daisy Lupin, it *is* par for the course, and yet it never ceases to bug me. I try to be philosophical about it all - one has absolutely no control and no say after you mail off the artwork, but it's still frustrating. How do you other published folks deal with this?

Occasionally, you'll get a really good designer who does even better things than you had envisioned, but I have often not been that lucky, and have been amazed at what just gets ignored (like big black crop marks. Which have been carefully placed so that the animal heads don't get cut off by the CD for instance... *sigh*)

andrea said...

These are lovely! As for deadlines, I have one looming and must get back to it...