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25 November 2009 @ 11:12 am
A Call For A Children's Book Illustrator! - CLOSED  
This request has closed - an illustrator has been appointed.

Hi there!

One of the nice things about being in the publishing business is that I can pick and choose what special projects I want to be involved with. This is such a case.

A very good friend of mine, and an excellent author, has written a short children's piece. It is about 5000 words long and takes the reader through a futuristic, phantasmagoria of a journey. It was conceived to be heavily reliant on excellent artwork - and a fair amount of it.

This isn't the type of work that should commission an artist - it is as reliant on the imagination and skills of the illustrator as it is with the writer - and I have advised my friend that what he needs is an artist who works in colour to collaborate with him. 50/50 royalties, in actual terms.

If you are an artist and want to work on a part-time project, to collaborate with my friend on this book, please contact me. Leave your email via a comment on this blog entry, and I will make contact with you. I can look at your credentials (sample art etc), and if you look like you are well matched with my friend, then I can get you to look at my friend's story. The next step would then be for you to get in contact with the writer and see if you are happy to work together. I know that my friend is happy to allow a lot of your creativity to influence the work - again, a collaboration.

I am a publisher, and my friend has committed to turn to my company first when the work is nearing completion. I am also happy to provide some detached, publishing comments on the journey this collaboration will follow. All goodness, I believe. I believe this effort will take months - at least six.

Just to reiterate what I inferred above. This is the creative phase and is not a commission. My friend did this work for free, investing in the possibility of publication. The artist will need to follow the same path. However, if the product turns out as exciting as I think it will, the artist will have equal share of royalty returns.

Please! If you think you can do this, leave your details!!!

Chief Editor
IFWG Publishing
Current Location: Melbourne, Australia
Current Mood: excitedexcited
artemisio87artemisio87 on November 25th, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)
Hello, My name is Elisa Groli and I'm an Italian illustrator and 2D animator. Here's the link to my portfolio and blog:



I'm interested in knowing more, such as the amount of work. Here's my email, g.elisa87@gmail.com
gerryhuntmangerryhuntman on November 25th, 2009 09:24 am (UTC)
Re: illustrator
Thank you for your interest. I have sent you an email.
(Anonymous) on November 25th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'd be really interested in being considered. My name is Mary Harris I have a degree in illustration for children's publishing and have three books to be published in Malta next year.
Please do get in touch if my work would be suitable. My emails address in createdbythestar@hotmail.co.uk and my website is www.maryjoyharris.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Mary Harris
gerryhuntmangerryhuntman on November 25th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Illustrator
Thanks Mary - I have sent an email to you :)
strahanstrahan on November 25th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
I'm interested and I'm illustrator. here's the link to my sample arts published for children book's illustration
my e-mail address in strahan.aulia@gmail.com
thanks in advance and kindly hearing from you soon
ext_215989 on November 25th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
artist applying

I'm an artist and I'm very interested in this position. I would love to help your friend with this project.

You can see examples of my work here:
and here some more:

My email is vrm1979@gmail.com

Many thanks!

(Anonymous) on November 25th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'm interested...I'm a freelancer illustrator from Brazil and I made works for USA and Europe before. I really like children-style drawings. Please take a look in my Deviant ART :http://flame-of-hope.deviantart.com/
My e-mail: moonprismpowermay@hotmail.com
(Anonymous) on November 26th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)

I would be interested in being considered for the project. You can contact me and view some of my work via my website http://www.cartoonsketchbook.com