Lotte's Magical Paper Puppets / A picture book in the making.
It was delivered on a cold and rainy February afternoon. The large envelope was soaking wet and I feared that its contents were going to be damaged as well. When I carefully cut open the top I found that all was safe and dry inside the padded packaging. Here in my hands were the first proofs of the book that I had been working on for the past 11 months.
In December 2019 I received an email from Page Street Kids publishing inquiring if I would be interested in illustrating a book about Lotte Reiniger. They came across some of my work and loved the illustrations from my previous book Lizbeth Lou Got a Rock in Her Shoe written by Troy Howell… and they thought my paper cut art style might be a perfect fit for the story. I knew a bit about Lotte and her art and films, I was honored and humbled to be asked to work on this project. Once the contract was reviewed I accepted the offer to illustrate Lotte’s Magical Paper Puppets written by Brooke Hartman.
In future blogs I'll be showing you more about the book illustrations and techniques!
The book is due to come out and on the shelves this coming fall 2020!