The day you burst


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Betsy
I miss the banyan tree at school.

So, I guess now that some things are official, I can officially talk about them. I've had some really exciting things happen in the past six months.

Candlewick Press approached me to do children's book, I'll be illustrating French Ducks in Venice by Garret Freymann-Weyr, and I'm psyched. The subject matter is so attuned to my aesthetic that it really feels like it was written for me. Seriously. It mentions cats and tea in the same sentence. It's going to be a fun year working on the book.

Also, in a separate and equally exciting turn of events, I am now being represented by Writers House for all literary related artwork, children's books and book covers. Being that they represent a handful of my heroes, I am really humbled by the whole thing.

I feel like books have always been an important part of my life, and if you'd asked me 3 years ago what I wanted to do after school, I wouldn't have said anything about concept art or working at a big animation studio, but definitely something about children's books or book covers. Maybe the whole teacher's daughter librarian thing is paying off. Thanks to everyone who has helped me on my way, and the folks at Writers House and Candlewick.

12 comments:

mauricio salmon said...

wow that's awesome! congratulations!

Adam Tamte Volker said...

well done Mcguire. You've successfully poised yourself for a take over. Now start developing some original IPs and drop on bomb on this industry!

-Tamte

Kim said...

Super congrats, Erin! That's really amazing, and you deserve it; your work's been fabulous lately. Can't wait to see how the book turns out. =)

~Ace

John Ofori said...

more than proud of you FN, well done, and beautiful work by the way.

j.

Benjamin Plouffe said...

that sounds nice! congrats!

Arrolynn said...

Congratulations Erin! I can't wait to see work form the book!

Trish Tatman said...

So happy/excited for you! Come out here for research! <3

Francis Vallejo said...

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EL Gato Negro said...

we can control our destiny just a little I think, but the unexpected is alway around the corner haha, congrats Erin I'm glad the path to children's books is opening up I cant wait to see what you pull together :). love this piece, such a great mood you have going

Brandon said...

congrats Erin! That's great news. You deserve it and your work will be perfect for that project.

Daniel Fishel said...

very elegant.

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Congratulations Erin! I only very recently discovered your blog and your work. It'd be a crime for you not to be working on some fab commissions.