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So exciting! Not only does my work appear with three other graduates in Illustration Magazine, it's their best-ever, loveliest edition, featuring some of the illustrators I love most, such as Eric Ravilious, Cyril Kenneth Bird (better known as Fougasse), and Winsor McCay. These are the exact illustrators whose posters I bought and stuck on my bedroom walls in college, amazing! There's also a interesting looking article on ancient Mayan codex illustrations, a look at 20 spreads from the sketchbooks of Emma Chichester Clark and an interview article on Wayne Anderson. Don't miss this one!

My new reps, United Agents just posted my profile on their website. It's fun browsing around that site, and I always get distracted by the list of actors. I sent in several profile pictures, and interestingly the one they chose was a very informal one that Stuart took of me in a restaurant near Seattle. But the coolest thing about it is that in the original photo (below, left), I'm sitting next to my friend Kim Henwood, who was a total rock in my first break in picture books, before I went to art college. She used to work with my first publisher, and when things seemed especially bleak, she was the one I could call and burst into tears on the phone. Not only would she be okay about it, but she'd help get me back on track and make me realise things were going to work out. Her name never appeared on book covers, but she was definitely the person who held everything together. She's remained a dear friend and it seems symbolically so fitting that she's sitting next to me in the agency picture, even if you can't see her.



Now I should do some work, but I think I will have to take a break for tea and go read this gorgeous magazine...

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carrot_rope
Apr. 3rd, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
Awesome, congratulations!

You know, I've never bought Illustration magazine, but I think I might do this time.
jabberworks
Apr. 3rd, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, this magazine's a keeper!
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jabberworks
Apr. 3rd, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure how to go about getting an American agent. I got kind of lucky with mine because she approached me. But the agency has a sister company in America called Shannon Associates, and I don't know much about them yet, or even if they'd be interested in taking me on their list.

There are some good resources out there, maybe agentquery.com or perhaps the boards at SCBWI, the Graphic Artists Guild or verlakay.com. Or if you can't find an agent in the USA, maybe try abroad (like the UK) where their tastes will be different. I know Bright (thebrightagency.com) were taking on a whole lot of people awhile back, not sure if they are now.

Good luck with it, I think your work's lovely!
ellenlindner
Apr. 3rd, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
That's pretty rad, Sarah - congratulations! I'll have to see if I can find a copy...
jabberworks
Apr. 3rd, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ellen! I keep meaning to jump in to the WOM chef drawing challenge, will try to do it!
ellenlindner
Apr. 3rd, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Haha....you sound pretty busy, but if you get a chance I'd love to see what you do with the theme. 'm still trying to decide between a few candidates...Stephen had a great-aunt who was a famous cookery writer in India...must remember to see if the family have any good photos.
Hope all is well with you and S...I'll be in touch soon about a possible Institut Français outing.
jabberworks
Apr. 3rd, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd chose my friend Fiona, who makes the cakes for the House cafe. She is a total kitchen goddess.
Yes, we'll have to find a date for the Institut trip.
tozocomic
Apr. 3rd, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
There aren't many magazines that I keep hold of and save from the recycling/scrapbook but Illustration is one of them. Love it!
jabberworks
Apr. 3rd, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, I managed to get our college library to stock it and read that version when I was too penniless to subscribe. Actually, I'm still sort of penniless, but I can still use the library, so that's cool. That'll be the first magazine I sign up for if/when I start seeing some regular-ish money.
heroprotagonist
Apr. 3rd, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's really neat, Sarah!
jabberworks
Apr. 3rd, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! :-)
candygourlay
Apr. 3rd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
that's great - i will buy the magazine and duly paste you up on my study wall!
candygourlay
Apr. 3rd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
here's a great picture of you at Bologna!

jabberworks
Apr. 3rd, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the pic! That was so cheeky of me, but that part of the table WAS empty, ha ha...
(Anonymous)
Apr. 3rd, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
Congratulations
That's fab!! It's such a lovely quality of magazine and your artwork looks great in it.
Margaretx
jabberworks
Apr. 3rd, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Congratulations
Thanks, Margaret!
nice_cup_of_tea
Apr. 4th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
Hurrah for you!
Congrats on the magazine and on the websitep profile :-)
jabberworks
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
Re: Hurrah for you!
Thank you, Helen!
manuelap
Apr. 14th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
Great picture and presentation :D
jabberworks
Apr. 14th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
Thanks, Manuela! :-)
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