Thursday, February 28, 2013

Key Art for a Middle Grade Novel, SPIRIT'S KEY

Earlier this year, my friend, Edith Cohn, let it drop that her middle grade book, SPIRIT'S KEY, sold and she’d be debuting in Fall 2014. After much squeeing and jumping up and down, we "Prepublished" all went back to whatever we were doing to try to Make It, and I secretly harbored jealousy deep within my shriveled little heart. ;) But I couldn’t stay "mad" when she asked me to do some key art for her…very literally key art, since it’s of a key!

She's using the key logo for her website, her business cards and her promotional bookmarks, and it's exciting to see my work out there.

Another piece of art she asked me to make was an illustrated map of the island on which the story takes place. She sent me a back-of-a-napkin-type sketch and a PDF of her book, and here's what I came up with:

See the key in there? It's like a Where's Waldo poster, ha! I had a lot of fun working with Edith, so I think I'm going to try my hand at making a mock cover for her as well. I'll update here when I do. In the meantime, (though I don't think it will take me that long,) look for her book in stores next year! :)

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