Thursday, January 18, 2007

Gollywhopper Games Book Jacket

I just got a recent book jacket sketch approved. And here it is. It is another book for Greenwillow. It is a fun, adventurous story that has a Willy Wonka feel to it. A bunch of kids compete in a game/contest inside a giant, fantasy filled toy store.
I put a lot of time into the color sketch because I wanted a pretty detailed road map for the final painting. I should be able to post the final in a couple weeks.
In the meantime, I am putting the final tweaks on another exciting book jacket for a book called Alex and the Ironic Gentleman.

On a lighter note, my 9 month old daughter saw her first snowfall today. The wonder in her eyes made my day. Time to starting waxing the sled!


Jody Feldman said...

Okay ... so total shock to see this ... see my words in someone else's picture. Guess it goes to prove, the author's always the last to know.

Glad to have accidentally stumbled here.

Jody Feldman
The Gollywhopper Games (Greenwillow, 2008)

adrienne said...

Jody, I know how you feel! Though I haven't actually seen the artwork, it's shocking to think someone's been working all this time on it without me knowing (and I mean shocking in a good way)!

John, I am very excited, your work is beautiful!

Alex and the Ironic Gentleman (Weinstein Books, 2007)

Cheryl said...

This cover totally makes me want to read the book--it's great! I also loved the cover of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman. Ever do any covers for Hyperion?