Thursday, July 16, 2009

Portfolio Suggestions - THE POLL over to the right of this post

In my quest to break into the children's book illustration world, I am a newbie, and so I am hoping for suggestions of what I should work on in creating a portfolio. 

I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for stopping by and commenting (as well as taking the poll). : )


  1. Hi Shirley!! To answer your question.. I AM trying to write a children's book!! I have no idea what I am doing but I atleast have the story down haha! I am just not sure about certain details... for example I do not know what size to make the illos and if I should only send the text to the publisher of if I should send an illo sample with it or everything all together.

  2. Hey Shirley, thanks for the kind comment. In your quest, don't underestimate the power of this here blog. I have been lucky enough to have been offered a book deal just recently. All on the strength of sending an email and a link to specific post.

    Publishers receive hundreds of folios, ideas and requests everyday, so something as simple as a blog, which showcases you, your thoughts and personality, can be a very powerful promotional tool.

    Maybe I just got lucky, or caught someone on a good day, but you never know. Best of luck with everything.


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