Wrapping Up!

Posted on Sunday 29 March 2009

I’m quite late on this assignment but I’m almost done with my first children’s book. I have done a few children’s book pitches in the past but this is the first book to be published.

This has been really hard because I have gotten really busy at work and have been working late at work. But this has been so much fun and have been such an educational process.

Now I have even more respect for my favorites kid’s book illustrators like Rebecca Dautremer and Shaun Tan.
Compared to their books, mine is like a joke. But they continue to inspire me and set such a high standard for me to strive for.

I can’t show any of the final individual pages but here is some of the work in progress pages!

19 Comments for 'Wrapping Up!'

    March 29, 2009 | 9:40 pm

    What I see looks great! Can’t wait for more!

    March 29, 2009 | 11:34 pm

    Excellent, I can’t wait to get it when it’s released!

    March 30, 2009 | 2:02 am

    Ahhhh! I’m so excited. Another good friend of mine is coming out with her first illustrated book on Tuesday. What an amazing endeavor. The more of your work that sees the light of day the better off we all are. Cheers Dice!

    March 30, 2009 | 3:31 am

    Wow! It looks soooo great! Really looking forward to buying it and seeing more of it!

    March 30, 2009 | 6:37 am

    you already have a client^^
    (Yep I’m in Casablanca, but only since 1 month , in fact I’m from France )

    March 30, 2009 | 7:38 am

    I love your work and you are a huge inspiration to me. I am looking forward to seeing this book. ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks awesome so far. I am striving to get children’s book work as well. Good luck!

    March 30, 2009 | 12:12 pm

    OH my Dearyy! GEEZ!! SOO AweSOmE!!!

    March 30, 2009 | 12:27 pm

    These look amazing Dice. I’ll be picking this one up for sure.

    March 30, 2009 | 2:59 pm

    These are lovely!!

    Kevin Scarborough
    March 30, 2009 | 4:08 pm

    Amazing stuff! Can’t wait to get it when it comes out!

    March 30, 2009 | 4:51 pm

    Beautiful! I can’t wait!

    March 31, 2009 | 10:29 pm

    Wow!! It looks great, I think I saw a fox runing!!

    unquestionable inspiring!!

    April 1, 2009 | 12:36 pm

    Quite lovely. Hopefully, US booksellers can carry it. I will make sure that I will an extra copy for my nephew and nieces who are taking Japanese class. Also, the portrait painting in the background is also very beautiful.


    April 1, 2009 | 2:22 pm

    Dice sa-n!! Ohisashiburidesu-.
    Wow. Once again, AMAZING work! Your paintings are always so lively ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just awesome. Can’t wait for it to come out!

    Seems like everybody is working a lot these days… but I am thankful that I even have work. Please take care and don’t work too hard ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 2, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    Stunning work, i’ll definitely be investing!

    April 2, 2009 | 4:20 pm

    Wow Dice! This is such a tease!! Looking SO cool.

    April 6, 2009 | 5:12 pm

    OOOOoo man Dice, looks incredible. Your paintings are a big inspiration!

    April 17, 2009 | 6:25 pm

    Thanks everyone.

    and sorry about the little grudge on the blog to block comments. I don’t know why it keeps doing it but seems like it does it automatically from time to time…

    And one thing,
    this book is going to be published in Japan. So I’m not sure how easy it’ll be to get hold of it here. Hope it is!


    Thanks a lot. There will be more posted soon!

    THanks again. Hope you can get hold of it!

    Thanks man! Who is your friend with her new book? You guys have tons of great artists coming out of Academy.. must be good!

    Thanks so much!

    Ha hah, that’s awesome. I think Neil Campbell Ross was in Morocco for an animation work last year too. Is that what you are there for? Must be an amazing experience

    Wow, I just saw your website., Really beautiful stuff you are doing.
    A bit of a James Jean-esque world. I love it. I bookmarked your blog. Keep it up!

    Thanks man. Are you almost done with your comic?

    Thanks James.
    You are doing lots of cool sketches lately. I love that. Dani and you go out sketching a lot? We should go out sketching soon

    Thanks Alina!

    thank you very much!

    Thanks Dani!

    Hey, sorry I haven’t written back to you… I promise I will!
    Hope you are doing well. Tell Hola to mi amigo, Uribe!

    Thanks Charles. How have you been? Any update from Lucas?
    Keep me posted!

    Keep me posted, ok?

    Wow, for a second, I thought i got a comment from Tom Glavine(who is future hall of fame pitcher)!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks a lot. I saw your blog too. nice weekend sketches!

    Thanks Kei! I have to answer Bobby’s email soon!

    How are you these days? Almost done with school no? can’t wait to see what you would do in the end!

    April 30, 2009 | 3:56 am

    Hi Dice,
    I’ve just discovered your work and I really enjoy your images.
    I was so please to see you writing about Dautremer and Shaun Tan: they are some of my favourite artists too when it comes to kids/illustration books.



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