Wednesday, April 01, 2009

bookstore research

Several of my lovely readers have asked me "how's the book coming along?" and I'm happy to report that it's coming along very well indeed. I'm learning a lot, stretching myself to be the best I can be and having a blast doing it. I've finished all the sketching, but still need approval to go ahead with the color, so I'm sure there will be some editing and refining still to come.

Today, I spent an hour at Barnes and Noble doing "research" for the cover. Such a great job, huh? Looking at all the yummy illustrations, luscious colors and fun use of typography. It was very inspiring, so I decided to share a few of my favs. They are all favs for different reasons - some for the bold use of characters, some for the color palette, some for the clever use of type and a few have all of the above.

I'll have more to share later this week, this is just a handful of the fruits of my labor. Tough work, but someone's gotta do it! Now, I just have to create a cover that will be able to be included in my favs...I know I've set the bar pretty high.


Nina Crittenden said...

We have the Grumpy Bird book at my house! Glad to hear that things are going well for you! It is a LOT of planning, isn't it? Whew! Keep up the great work!!! said...

How fun! Congratulations on your book deal. I love the spring header too.

life without novacaine said...

I love your choice of book covers for your research. Best to you for this project!