Monday, October 1, 2012

Brian's Other Children's Book


  1. Mother looks worried that she's going to be on the menu soon!

  2. Everybody was waiting to eat except the fish - including me!

    This illustration is from the book "The Rabbi's Fish." Unfortunately, the day I asked to be paid for my time, the author disappeared. This was four years ago. and I'm still without dinner.

    There are 2 or 3 other finished pieces I created for this project. The rest of the art is in thumbnail sketches, along with dozens of character designs.

  3. That's a bummer, Brian. I'm sure a lot of us have had trouble getting pay out of clients at one time or another. Even if you take all the usual precautions: contracts, etc. you can get shafted if the client goes bankrupt. Yes, it's happened to me.

    Christina can probably speak to this topic better than I can, but everything I've read says that when a manuscript is submitted to a publisher along with illustrations, it cuts your chances of success in half.

    My advice: Get money up front if it's a big project. Get money up front if it's a new client.
    Beware of first-time authors who want to self-publish. They usually know less than you do about book-making.