Monday, March 15, 2010

foreign editions

a couple cool things I got in the mail last week-

a new edition of Jack and the Beastalk, translated into Catalan, published by Vicens Vives Press, entitled, "En Jan i Les Mongetes Magiques". Strange to see my illustrations in a book that's designed so completely differently than the book I made with Candlewick:

and a special paperback UK edition of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, published by Walker Books:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sneak Peek: Jack's Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy

I got the f & g's for my next book, Jack's Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy, written by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by me. If you don't know what an "f & g" is- it stands for "folded and gathered". Before the real books are printed, all the pages and the jacket are folded and gathered together so the publisher can start showing it to booksellers and librarians, and so the editor, art director, author and illustrator can look it over for anything that needs to be changed. For example, the red needs to be toned down a bit on the jacket. He's supposed to have a tan, but it looks more like a sunburn.

The book comes out in October. Here's a sneak peek: