Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Magic Behind the Screen - The Book!!!

I'm thrilled to announce the release of the book, The Magic Behind the Screen, written by the world-famous author and poet Charles Ghigna, and illustrated by me!
I...am...bursting! It's so awesome to see that this book is now a part of the Alabama Public Television company, published by APT and Cornerstone Media and is now available as a support premium . Thank you to Charles, for the great opportunity to work with him. If you have not met Charles, he is an AMAZING writer and poet. Affectionately known to his fans as “Father Goose,” Charles is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 50 award-winning books. I urge you to visit his website, and his blog to discover his work. Charles also has a talented son, and this blog highlights Chip's paintings as well as Charles' wonderful poetry. Please do check them out! My thanks also goes to the fabulous Art Director, Randy Johnson of aptv.org. It was truly a wonderful experience bringing Charles' story to life and illustrating "Father Goose" as he "reveals the science, art and work it takes to carry moving images from a production studio to the screen in a child’s own home." I'm honored to have been a part of this collaboration and you can click here for more information about the book.

Here are a few of my favorite pages..
Father Goose, on the loose!

37 comments:

  1. WHOOOOOOOOAAAAAA!!! CONGRATULATIONS! That's great. Your illustrations are awesome. I am so proud of you. Oh my goodness, Father Goose and his accomplishments...the man, err, Mr. Goose must never sleep. So prolific!!!! But I do sleep and I must go now. I shall return later. I am sleep commenting...ZZZzzzz. Hehehe. Just kidding. I woke up in the middle of the night and saw my laptop was still on so I turned it off except I saw your post and must read. Goodnight. TSUP!!!!

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  2. Shirley this is AMAZING! So this is the project you've been working on all along but couldn't reveal to us?! :D Love the illustrations and I bet it was as wonderful experience as you've said it yourself. Bravo and wishing you more projects such as this one in the future :D
    xox

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  3. Awesome Shirley!!! Hooray for you-- this is absolutely wonderful!

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  4. This is such great news, you absolutely deserve this you're work is so beautiful!!! Fantastic!! :)

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  5. Oh wow!!!! That is awesome!!!! I love that character and your art looks Amazing!
    Congratulations

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  6. YAY!!!!! Congrats Shirley! It looks amazing! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for you :)
    ((((HUG))))!!!

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  7. WOW! And congratulations. Your work in print! I am so thrilled for you. The book looks amazing.

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS, what wonderful news Shirley! Your illustrations look fabulous (I even spied a dear piggy there....yay!) I hope the book is a great success and your work gets seen by everyone.
    Jane x

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  9. Wow, is right! it looks fantastic, Shirley! Congrats! You did it - a book!

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  10. SUPER congratulations to you! Such charming illustrations - good show!

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  11. AWE-some, Shirley! Can't be any happier for you! Congrats again!

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  12. OMG!! This is SUPER amazing, Shirley!! I want one. VERY nice work and I've always admired your work!

    As for me, I'm STILL on a Beatrix Potter kick. hee

    hugs

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  13. Shirley, Shirley, Shirley! Oh this is just wonderful news! WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :) (that's a long woohoo) Your work fills me with joy and happyness - and that's just me. I can only imagine how much happiness and joy it brings to normal happy people :)

    But seriously, great dynamics, the main character is superb, beautifully conceived and drawn. I don't even have to look into my crystal ball to see how successful you are going to be.

    You rock :)

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  14. Hi Shirley, How are you?
    I just came to say hello, hello!

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  15. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

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  16. OMG OMG OMG OMG!

    Shirley! That's HUGE! CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

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  17. Oh GOODNESS! This is so fantastic! Your paintings are full of life and so very enchanting. He is lucky to have a book illustrated by YOU!!!!! YAYYYY!!!

    Ah, dear Shirley, here's wishing you and the family a most wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  18. I want to thank ALL of you for visiting and commenting..I will visit you all personally very soon! Thank you again for your very appreciated support..you are all wonderful!! : )

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  19. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!
    this is SOOOOOO great!!!
    i am so happy for you toooooo :D

    HUGS HUGS

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  20. Such fabulous news! BIG congrats, Shirley. The book looks amazing!!!! I hope it sells a ton!

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  21. Congrats!! That's so wonderful and what an honour too! The books looks so very cute, I hope you sell a lot. Yay!

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  22. Oh my goodness, Shirley, congratulations! I can only imagine how gratifying it must be to see your work in that type of medium! How utterly beautiful and exciting! I love the action present on the page of "Father Goose on the loose"! I've always said that if I were ever to write a children's book, you would definitely be my illustrator of choice! :)

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  23. Congratulations! It looks absolutely delightful. :)

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  24. Well done Shirley!! Its great to see you are doing so well with your adorable illustrations. Your very talented!

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  25. Man o man!!! I totally understand why you are the one. Holding your illustration is a fresh and wonderful perspective. There is something special about seeing them in pages or sheets. Even he-men swoon and appreciate. :)

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  26. Fabulous project,Shirley! bravo! I'll bet children will love this topic and I kniw theyll love your illustrations. I'm glad you provided the links...I will check them out. Thanks for stopping by and lets hope this windy weather doesn't last too long!

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  27. Congratulations Shirley, this looks amazing!

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  28. Congratulations, Shirley! Oh my goodness, what an adorable book! What a cool way to let kids know what goes on behind the scenes in tv land! Thank you for popping over to my blog, you are such a sweetheart. I hope you have been well, too! :)

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  29. Congratulations!!! So beautiful...illustrations are great!!

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  30. congratulations Ms. Shirley!

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  31. Congratulations, Shirley, what an amazing opportunity! And your work is just PERFECT for it! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!

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  32. Congratulations Shirley, well deserved

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  33. How wonderful!!! Shirley many congratulations on your new book - how very exciting for you!

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  34. Wow!! A huge Congrats to you gorgeous Shirley! How exciting! The book looks fabulous. : ) xx Alisa

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