I am busy working hard on a new book called Pandora – I’ve been honing the story for years and now I’m finally making myself get on with it and I’m making the book.
I’m going to launch on Kickstarter in the next couple of weeks. Join my mailing list to be the first to know when the offer goes live with early bird reward levels. Join here: http://bit.ly/ShooMailList
It’s going to be a signed and numbered limited first edition of only 250 – so that is a real collector’s edition.
Currently I’m working on a How to draw Ancient Greek Stuff book, which is proving more complicated that I’d imagined. The complications are mostly in the style and design of the book, which I want to be the basis of a continuing format.
Recently, when I mentioned it to a year three class – which would be 2nd Grade in the US – they cheered, what convinced me that I’m doing the right thing.
I’m planning to have all the artwork finished and the book ready early in the New Year, when I will launch it as a Kickstarter Project.
I’m already thinking about the next book in the series, so what do you think I should do next? Which subject matter would be most helpful in drawing generally or in school or home school curricula? I suppose this is market research. I’m turning into a publisher!
Today I’ve been at the children’s book festival – the great malarkey – in Hull which is on the East Coast of England. I’m the illustrator in Residence all week and will be filling my sketchbook up – have a look to see what I did today.