Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Australian Publisher's Awards just recently passed and I was happy to be awarded winner with Mel Feddersen , designer of "Best designed Fiction Book ", as well as coming second for "Best designed cover". The title of the book is "A True History of the Hula Hoop- a novel ". The designer gave me the freedom of hand illustrating the cover type in tandem with the illustration which was a rare treat for me. The rest is just a alcohol induced enjoyable blur. Also , good onya Sonia Kretschmar for the great illo on Tensy Farlow's book, congrats!
At the 2010 Australian Publisher Awards announced last week, Tensy Farlow and The Home for Mislaid Children won "Best Designed Children's Fiction Book" for designer Tony Palmer / Viking Penguin. I illustrated and helped develop the cover concept and internal lines drawings - it was a lovely project to work on and I'm glad she has fared so well!
This is the cover art for the latest doggy detective thriller novel by American writer Spencer Quinn I have done, following 2009's Dog On It. Having made a character for the main protagonist Chet the dog detective, the ideas were much easier to formulate, bit noir, it could be turned into a strip I think!
Book him Danno, WOOF!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I've just started a bit of a blog detailing what's happening inside The Milk Agency studio. Come on over, and chew the fat or just have a peek at some of the latest pics at Ben's Illustration Blog. (But only after you've sniffed around Picture Pig first!)