It's a book!

I finished wrapping up all the little bits and pieces of "I Dissent" last month. Now I must wait wait wait to share my hard work with you. But first, a cover reveal!

This was originally shared on Debbie Levy's (the author of this amazing story) web site. You should probably check it out because she is going to being all sorts of useful RBG stories and tid bits until our much anticipated publish date in September. 

Red Letter Day.

Ok, maybe more like Pink and Green Package day...but exciting nonetheless. 

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I recieved me copy of "Charlotte Au Chocolat" in the mail today! I'm so excited. This is my first hand-lettered book cover AND I got to do the interior spots. Getting this job was a classic example of being in the right place at the right time (that is being an intern at Penguin who can put together four hand lettered sketches in one afternoon). I think I will reread this adorable memoir to celebrate. 

State of Affairs.

Once upon a time, long long ago, in a far away land (well, actually, not that far, just New York City. And "long" is debatable, but for me, last April was a really long time ago) I received one of my first illustration jobs! I was hired by Roseanne Serra at Penguin to design the cover to the novel "Surrey State of Affairs". It started out as a lettering job, then moprhed into illustration (good thing I do both, no?). The process was long and arduous. I created sketch after sketch. Ultimately settling on one fairly similar to the one you see below.

 

Alas, it was not meant to be. The job was killed (they ultimately decided on this-a completely different direction, which makes me feel better) and I pushed it away, only to return to it this past weekend. About time right? I'm not one to post sketches, but since I did so many, fairly tight sketches for this job, I thought it'd be fun to take a look at my journey...

 

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