May 15, 2009

The monumental patience of book-making

And finally the painting is complete!

It's an interesting process that any book goes through. Of course it's only really complete when it becomes a real book... printed up and waiting to be part of the entire story.

So many steps... so much artistry... what a way to spend one's days... book-making!

Here's a photo of the finished book, Cromwell Dixon's Sky-Cycle. I'm looking forward to that UPS box arriving on my porch in the near future when the books finally arrive. I was very encouraged to see a nice blog posting about my book on the Kids Lit Blog. What fun, having the world at large finally see what I've been working away on for such a long time.

The patience required to get a book written, submitted, edited, illustrated, proofed, printed, reviewed and finally sold in bookstores is monumental. Whew! It's a good thing we can work on more than one project at a time.


Deb said...

wow john. it looks amazing. dx.

roz said...

It looks BEAU TEEE FUL, John. Many congratulations, i'm definitely ordering a copy.