Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Latest Picture Book!

How long did it I wait to post this!? Let me introduce to you my latest picture book, The Haunted Ghoul Bus, written by Lisa Trumbauer, illustrated by me. I got my advance copy a few weeks ago and was so excited about it, or was it "omg omg omg omg omg!?!!!"

I also got an opportunity to design the book, so I felt in total control. Having an art director and an editor who completely believes in me makes me want to give 110%. Its hardcover with embossed pages, with a beautiful, high quality printing. I'm super pleased.

A favorite detail in the book, my vampires drinking from "blood juice" boxes:
It will be in bookstores in October, and on pre-order on Amazon right now. I'll be posting more about this book till its release!

Oh and goodness, thank you for ALL the comments about my "routine" entry! I think I have a name that I like for the Pink Bear. I promise you'll be seeing more of him (yes, its a him) soon!

32 comments:

Alicia Padrón said...

This is awesome Jannie!!!! What an adorable book!!!
It looks spectacular!! I'm ordering one for sure!!!

Congratulations!! Wooohooo!!!!! :o)

Diana Evans said...

oh what a fun book!!! it looks awesome Jannie...I am so proud and thrilled for you...it is so wonderful to see work published...

HOLLi CONGER said...

Looks so good Jannie! I love all the purple. Keeps it cheerful yet spooky :)

Gina Perry said...

It looks FANTASTIC Jannie, congratulations!!! Love all the creepy-wormy details.

Sweet Pea said...

It looks wonderful! I am heading on over to Amazon to reserve my copy now :)

Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe how amazing this book is. The illustrations a bit freaky at times, but were still cute enough for a young audience.

nina seven said...

jannie - your new book looks awesome. way to go, girl! the blood juice boxes are so creative!

Spadazzle said...

That book looks sooooo FUN! I am definatly going to get one! Congrats :)

sketched out said...

Oh, I am soooo ordering this book! How fantastically, wonderfully, spectacularly, exciting... weeeeeee... and it's a Halloween book... my favorite!

Ok, I'm calming down now.

La Srta Pil said...

Congrats! YES!!! is beautifuls, full of colors, i´ll checking in Amazon, so glad for you!

Rachelle Anne Miller said...

Wow what an awesome book! I love that you designed the whole thing - the typography is perfect. I'm so inspired!!!! You did a wonderful job :o)

Gis said...

Sooo nice sweetieee :D
I love it :D :D
Id love to be at Mela's party hihihi there's gonna be so much talent there :D
Hugs!

Tracy said...

Ooooh, this looks BOOtiful, Jannie! :) Love this...and my kiddoes will love it, too!

Red Fish Circle said...

Oh that juice is a hoot. This looks like you had so much fun with it. Congratulations!

Claire Louise Milne said...

Congratulations Jannie, it looks amazing! So nice to have it in your hands after all that hard work I'm sure. And an art director and editor that believe in you is priceless. I'm sure they appreciated your extra effort and the funny details you always add to your work.

zime said...

Congratulations Jannie!! This look amazing!!! I love purple!!! OHH this is so great... Yeap!!
(^v^)

Arthur's Circus said...

yay it looks fabulous. Can you you pre-order from Australia?

Danielle McDonald said...

CONGRATULATIONS! IT'S STUNNING!

lil kim said...

that's so cool! It looks wonderful - and great that you got to design it too. I want one!

donna said...

congrats! Looks great!

Faruffa said...

Congratulations Jannie it's fantastic, it will make many children happy!!!

KristinS said...

Congrats, Jannie!!! Looks like a lot of fun!!

ellencrimitrent said...

okay now I am offically jealous!! YOu rock I need an autograph copy, how can i get one???

Tom Barrett said...

Cool ghoul book! Congrats!

Kay Aker said...

This is so great!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wow, congratulations. That is a really lively book, just gorgeous with all those colors.
Great work!!

Eren said...

Wow the book looks awesome! How exciting! I will be ordering from amazon for sure. Congrats! :)

Pickledog said...

Oh my golly! Congratulations on your awesome new book Jannie!! It looks super fun, and monster-rific!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

such beautiful feeling, yer Jannie?
Congratulation!
I will look into it!

Allan said...

it looks fantastic! Does all the action takes place on board the Ghoul bus??! :)

Zari said...

congratulations Jannie!! what an awesome book!!! great characters and layouts...so funny!

Anja said...

This book looks great!