Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Mixed-Up Alphabet!

The samples are here! The samples are here! The Mixed-Up Alphabet, written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by yours truly. Published by Scholastic, out October 2007.

Some interior shots:
The alphabet as a happy family:

One of my favorite scenes:It was alot of fun to work on, coming up with different "personalities" for each alphabet. Adding little details such as lightning bolt "zaps" on the Z, plaid on the P, and making C into a cowboy. It wasn't long ago that I had these guys as sketches up on my wall. Now they are in color and in a book. I feel like a proud mama.

27 comments:

zime said...

Yes very proud!! Congrats!!! They look fantastic!!

jim bradshaw said...

Nice looking book Jannie. I am happy for you.

Sweet Pea said...

Aww, congratulations! It looks great! :)

claude said...

Wow, this looks grrreat!! What a beautiful project, the characters are lovely! Congratulation!

Tami said...

Wow those are the cutest little alphabets! And I know just how "O" feels sometimes with the "A" always being special. :-) Too cute! Congratulations!

paula said...

Gosh, it's out already?! It seems like we were just talking about it on the forum! Well, Jannie, it looks super! I'm looking forward to seeing it in stores! You should be proud, girly!

Ken Chandler said...

Glad to see you've been busy. Great stuff Jannie!

Oiyi said...

Wow, looks fantastic!

imwithsully said...

Excellent! You must be so proud. I can't wait to see these on sale. Liam is just at the right age for this book. We have to have it!

Anette Heiberg said...

This turned out fantastic Jannie! It must feel so good to see it in print. You did a great job!

Anette Heiberg
www.anetteheiberg.com

Doug said...

Looks like a fun book, chickengirlie!

way to go!

shawn said...

ya know what? This is the sort of thing I would discover somewhere in an obscure bookstore and buy it because it took my heart with both hands and hugged it!!

Your work is so adorable!
You are a huge, HUUUGE, HUUUUGGGGGE inspiration to me.

Tracy said...

Woo hoo, Jannie! Congrats! I love your work and look forward to getting this book...if I send a copy to you, will you autograph it and return it? :):):) I used to feel just like poor old letters Z and O...my maiden name began with a "W" and I used to ask my mom, Why didn't you marry someone with a "B" or closer to the front letter? I HATED always being last! Now I'm a "C" :) CUTE CUTE book!

Chickengirl said...

awww gosh, everyone, thank you so very much for your kind words!! I hope everyone can see this book in person but I believe its being sold exclusively in scholastic book clubs first when its out in the fall.Thank you so much for the very lovely comments!

Chickengirl said...

Shawn: I appreciate all your very very kind words to me and your continued support!! :-)

Tracy: Haha! Someone that feel for Z! It looks like you have a good story too! You are so sweet- I am completely flattered you would want my autograph! :-)

"Maggie" said...

This is so, so cute and you should be proud, a job well done! Congrats! XO

Kathy Weller said...

This is wonderful!!! I will look for it!!! Congrats!!!l

Courtney said...

Yipee!so very, very cool!

mrs. b. said...

It's too adorable to be legal!! Way wonderful! Enjoy your vacation!

eugenia gina said...

you should be proud! it's awesoomee :D I like both stories and illo...

Holli Conger said...

I thought you'd probably use this one. I love it and since I've seen the book in person, your did a great job with the whole thing!!

Pati @-;-- said...

Awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

We look at your site every day because my 5 year old wants to see the pages you have here. He can't wait to get his hands on this book!

Steph said...

Very cool! I did a search for the book wanting to know more about it. It's available in my son's Scholastic catalog. Amazon doesn't have any available and I'm so glad I found your blog....the illustrator no less!
I will be buying this book....love it already from your post!
Thanks so much!
Steph

Jess said...

Hey, me too! I came over because of the Scholastic form. Thanks to your blog (and the sample pages) I'll be buying the book for my daughter.

Chickengirl said...

WOW! Thank you so much for getting my book. I hope you enjoy it!

April, Tom, Aarynn, and Lily said...

This is such a fabulous book! The illustrations are perfect! I just picked it up in a book order last month and LOVE it!!!!