February 23, 2016

Art & Text - the balancing act

One of the challenging aspects of bookmaking is fitting the text into the design of the page. This book was very challenging - both to write and to design the pages.

But somehow I managed. There were basically three text spaces on each spread and the art had to fit in around the text spaces. 

I can scarcely imagine doing a book this complicated without using Photoshop!  And these weren't even the most complicated pages - some day I'll have to put those up on the blog.

February 2, 2016

My little 15 minutes of fame...

For years I used to look at that great blog for children's books - Kathy Temean's 'Writing and Illustrating' and hope someday to be featured on it. So I guess it was my lucky day - because I finally made it

This is probably as close as I'll ever get to having a retrospective of my diminutive career.