I'm pretty certain my last blog post was sometime circa 2010. I've got a lot of catching up to do. So here's what's been happening so far in 2017. Werk'n. Werk'n. Werk'n.
Last year it was announced that I was slated to #illustrate #AudreyVernick picture book for Spring 2018 publication.
It's been a hoot bringing #MaxPatkin to life, in this WWII era-ish #baseball book. #JenniferGreene & #SharismarRodriguez at #HoughtonMifflinHarcourt/Clarion are amazingly meticulous with their direction and vision. They've pushed my art incredible directions and even got me to #handletter. We are now down to the cover design, which I think is on round 15. Don't be fooled. The craft of picturebooks is not for the impatient. I can't wait for this book to have it's birthday so I can show you all it's gooey-innards.
Additionally, I'm working with the WONDERFUL #TimPalin AD at #CantataLearning on 4 books about money! I love how this project has also stretched me out of my style a little bit as I played with a new technique for making MONEY!
Five books + Plus an 8 to 5 + my daughter graduating and heading off to college this year = LOTS OF SLEEPLESS NIGHTS!! It's been challenging to get any personal projects up on my website but I will be trying to work them into the mix this year. Stay tuned.
Jennifer Bower is a picture book maker from North Carolina. She loves crafting characters, one line at a time, while sniffing markers and eating her crayons. She gave up paste in college.