Scuffy in 3X3 Picture Book Annual.

Last week I received the great news that pictures from  my personal project “Scuffy- A Scarecrow’s Tale” have been accepted into the 3X3 illustration Annual. I’ve been trying to get the story published ever since I started the book as part of my MFA project back in 2009.

Scuffy in 3X3 Picture Book Annual.
Scuffy in 3X3 Picture Book Annual.

Finally, a picture book annual that had an unpublished category has come along and I am gratified to finally see at least part of the book in print. There was a snag in the process when I read in the submission guidelines that even unpublished entries needed to be submitted as “published” spreads and include the “cover”.

Scuffy in 3X3 Picture Book Annual.
Scuffy in 3X3 Picture Book Annual.

I enlisted the help of friend and fellow artist Val Paul Taylor to give my spread mock ups and cover a nice type treatment. I am super excited with the wonderful type treatment he came up with for the “book”. Scuffy is currently being shop by my literary agent, so hopefully I will actually get to finish the book at some point. Fingers crossed!

See full post here: LIFE NEEDS ART2014-06-30.