Picture Storybook – Freelance Book Illustration Job
I’m looking for a new illustrator for my latest picture book, “Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast.” It will be 25 pages of artwork – I have text-only storyboards describing the artwork and text I want on each page, three pages of partial artwork (one two page spread and one single 8.5″ x 8.5″ page) and very rough doodles of all the other pages that should help you, should you choose to go forward with this. I also have lots of pictures of Riverdale Farm, where the story is set. The story is about a mischievous monster that lives under the chicken coop, who steals the chickens eggs, but instead finds a new friend when one of the eggs hatches – of course, I would send you the manuscript, too. I also have the specs from the publisher.
My husband was the original illustrator (and is no longer available) and he came up with the design for the little imp, Mixter. I’m looking for someone to duplicate Mixter’s look as much as possible, but the new illustrator would have free rein over the background and all other animal characters.
The price quoted below is an estimate – we can negotiate something per page, if possible. First, I would need to see your version of a sample illustration my husband created for comparison purposes, to make sure we’re on the same page, and also to show to my publisher (Mirror World Publishing, Windsor, ON). Once we’re in touch, I can send you the original sample. Please let me know how much you would charge for this initial sample, and also how much you would charge per page (for 25 inners and possibly a separate cover), should we both choose to go forward with “Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast.” I would need to hear from you soon, and to get that sample by February 2nd. The rest of the book is not due until the Fall.
Penmanship Episode 16: David Astle (December 2015)
Description: Episode 16 of Penmanship, a podcast about Australian writing culture hosted by Andrew McMillen.
David Astle is an author, freelance writer and cruciverbalist.
That last word might be unfamiliar to you, so allow me to explain: a cruciverbalist is a person skilled in the art of creating and solving crossword puzzles, which is something that David has been doing for most of his life. Since the mid-1980s, he has been crafting cryptic crosswords for readers of Fairfax newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, but for most of that time, he was known only by his initials. It wasn’t until 2010 that ‘DA’ exposed himself as David Astle, with a book named ‘Puzzled: Secrets And Clues From A Life Lost In Words’.
All of my guests on Penmanship share a love of words and language, but David Astle might take the cake in this regard – if only because when we met at a hotel room in late November, he was wearing a shirt which read, “Triple Nerd Score”. David is unique among my guests thus far to have co-created a new word: in 2012, he was part of a team which met at Sydney University to come up with a definition for the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention. Their creation? ‘Phub‘: a phone snub.
For years, I have enjoyed David’s column ‘Wordplay’, which appears in The Sydney Morning Herald‘s arts section, Spectrum, each Saturday. It was through this narrow window into his long and prosperous freelance career that we met while he was visiting Brisbane to promote his first book for kids, ‘Wordburger: How To Be A Champion Word Puzzler In 20 Quick Bites’. As I soon learned, however, David is a man who carries many arrows in his writerly quiver, and it was a delight to discuss how he has built a life around a love for language.
Our conversation touches on the challenge of writing for children instead of adults; how he chooses timely topics for his weekly column; how he became obsessed with puzzles as a teenager and began stalking a prominent Fairfax puzzle editor; the interview that led to him quitting his one-time dream job as a feature writer for Inside Sport, and how he became the host of a television game show on SBS named ‘Letters and Numbers’.
David Astle is the author of ten books, most of them digging a wordy vein. His latest is ‘Wordburger’ – his first for kids – that sneakily unlocks the mystery of cryptic crosswords. Other verbal odysseys include ‘Riddledom’, ‘Cluetopia’ and ‘Puzzled’. Smitten with language, David writes his weekly Wordplay column for Spectrum in the Sydney Morning Herald, exploring anything from emojis to Dothraki. He’s also responsible for the weekly DA cryptic on Friday in that paper, and The Age, while his news anagram can be heard on Radio National’s Sunday Extra program. From 2010 until 2012, David fulfilled the role of dictionary umpire on SBS’s ‘Letters and Numbers’. He’s also been a feature writer for Sunday Life and Inside Sport, plus a tutor in both journalism and creative writing at RMIT.
David Astle on Twitter: @DontAttempt
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Andrew McMillen on Twitter: @Andrew_McMillen
Show notes: http://penmanshippodcast.com/episode-16-david-astle/
The theme song for Penmanship is ‘Eternally Yours‘ by Australian band Laughing Clowns, used with permission of band leader and songwriter Ed Kuepper. I recommend purchasing ‘Cruel, But Fair – The Complete Clowns Recordings’ via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/cruel-but-fair-complete-clowns/id129575674
We have a book of Lebanese recipes around 32 pages each page contains 100 words (please note it’s a project of 5 books) to be translated from Arabic to German, do you offer such service? if yes would you price per book or per word? Please let us know your cost estimate when applying for job.
Peggy Wants A Pony – Freelance Children’s Book Illustration Job
For parent to read to child talking about expense and commitment so parent does not end up with a horse after the child loses interest. I have one published horse book on Amazon and Kindle. Book talks about lessons for at least a year prior to purchase as horse is an expense and a time commitment. Written in kid’s language but parental info in the telling.
Pay dependent on ability and experience, but as little as possible since I am retired.
Looking To Turn Children’s Book Into An Educational Cartoon
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