I've illustrated one picture book (I'M BORED) for Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers and have recently been contracted for two more books for the same publisher: I will be illustrating another book (still to be determined) and will also be WRITING and illustrating a book (in progress now).
I'm posting about the process in the following blog posts...
From an illustrator's perspective:
The I'M BORED Scrapbook documents the creation of I'M BORED, a new picture book by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by yours truly, coming out from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in Sept/2012. This blog includes photos, sketches, process notes, comics as well as quotes from the author, editor (Justin Chanda) and art director (Laurent Linn).
From a writer/illustrator's perspective:
I'll also be posting in Inkygirl about the very first picture book that I'll be writing AND illustrating. I'll be posting about the process, what I'm learning, what happens at various steps and what they mean, the people I interact with at S&S and what they do. I'll be sharing some of the templates I create for myself to help with workflow, plus give you a peek of what goes on inside Simon & Schuster BFYR later on in the process, after I've handed in my finals.