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the bologna foxes

Here's my latest promo piece, based on my visits to some of Bologna's yummy trattorias.



We had a great workshop at the SCBWI conference by sassy writer and illustrator Pat Cummings from Parsons in New York about doing promo pieces, so I hope she'd like this one. I'm sorting through the big stack of papers I picked up at the fair. I love the classy look of the 'Books from Finland' promotional magazines. One of my favourite books at the fair was this little volume called JUJU, designed by Kati Rapia. It's not the sort of book I'd usually go for, but it just felt perfect the way it was crafted, a sewing guide for creating clothing for girls out of recycled fabrics. I hope they manage to sell the English rights for it.


Speaking of crafted, I just got a parcel of wool socks knitted by my ultra-fabulous aunt in Glasgow. Aren't they amazing!


My friend Layn is reviewing a book for Write Away and pointed me to the beautifully designed website of Alice Melvin. And in Bologna, I stopped by Kids Can Press to have a closer look at Stéphane Jorisch's Jabberwocky book. I wasn't so keen on the rest of their books, but their beautiful new 'Visions in Poetry' series really jumped off the shelf. I had a look at another Jorisch book, which is also now visible at Lookybook, The Owl and the Pussycat. The publishers are looking solely for Canadian illustrators, and if I was Canadian I'd be very tempted to drop them a line.

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candygourlay
Apr. 4th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
my daughter's reaction to the fox picture was: which one was you mum? but i don't recognise the cleavage. i suspect those are the guys from scholastic!
jabberworks
Apr. 4th, 2008 08:13 am (UTC)
Not sure, but I think I'm the fox on the left, oblivious to everything because I'm so caught up in my lunch. My agent is pretty foxy, too. ;-D
jabberworks
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
you've been foxed
Here's a special one for you, you sleepless novelist!
heroprotagonist
Apr. 4th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)
I love those foxes! And the background! And the colors!
jabberworks
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
cadwell
Apr. 4th, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)
Fox bosoms!?! Lovely illustration.
jabberworks
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!
manuelap
Apr. 4th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
GREAT Like ALways :D

ANd you draw RIGHt how to eat spaghetti, also with the spoon :D
COOL :D

Lovely Sock

ANd super cool
your You've been Foxed!!!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 4th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
I am a big Stephane Jorisch fan too - his work is wonderful. Love your promo piece :)

Sweet Pea
jabberworks
Apr. 5th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm really impressed by his stuff, glad he's found a good outlet for it.
knitfish
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
marvelous! I love the foxy ladies ;-)
& horray for your sock-knitting aunt! You lucky thing!
I am wearing handknit socks right now.... coooozy!
~NEssa
jabberworks
Apr. 5th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm very lucky! My aunt is a champion knitter. :-)
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jabberworks
Apr. 5th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And I really like your latest pic!
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