Sunday, August 17, 2008

Good News!

I am happy to announce that I have been contracted to illustrate a series of 4 board books! The publisher must remain nameless for now, but I am very excited for many reasons:

• it's a publisher I haven't worked with before
• they're board books so for really little kids which is the age I love illustrating for most (also board books have no gutter, meaning the pages lay flat so there is no 'loss' of space in the middle where the pages are bound)
• the books are all about being healthy, so they've got a really good focus
• the characters are animals! I've always preferred drawing animals than humans, but the last few books I've done have been people, so I'm really excited to get back to drawing animals again. Soooo.... let me introduce you to my main characters, twin elephants Ethan and Emily:

I've been asked to change their ears a bit as they are too round, but other than that, these are the little guys I'll be having fun with for the next few months!

13 comments:

Courtney said...

congratulations! you go girlie!

Alicia Padrón said...

WOW!!!!! Congratulations my friend!!!! I'm so happy for you!! :o)

Tom Barrett said...

Congrats! Do we get to see another step-by-step, or is this a bit more hush-hush than "Surprise"?

Chickengirl said...

YAY! Congrats!!!

lil kim said...

Thanks everybody! Tom, I'm afraid with this one I can't show anything which is going to appear in the books. (That's why these character sketches are okay as they're just "practice") Sorry! I wish I could show you more!

Mônica said...

Congratulations, Kim! Wonderful news indeed!
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Isabelle said...

Congratulations Kim!!
Very happy for you, let us know when it comes out!

Rachelle Anne Miller said...

Congrats on the new job!! That sounds like a job right up your alley - can't wait to see the final results!

HildaRose said...

Congrats! Always exciting to start a new project and for a new publisher.

kathy hare said...

congratulations Kim, it looks like a wonderful job..

lil kim said...

Thanks for your good wishes everyone :-)

Lisa M Griffin said...

Congratulations on your good news! I am sure that they will turn out awesome. Keep us posted with your progress. ;)

flossy-p said...

OMG Congratulations!!!! :D I can't wait to see them in the stores!

You're the perfect choice for this job.