So I'm a bit behind on researching publishers for the new book.
However to be fair, I've recently been in London visiting family. It was crazy rushing from here to there to meet everyone in a week, however, I did manage to get some drawing in. I've always loved line drawings - especially in pen - they are just so clean and when traveling it really is an easy thing to just have a couple of pens and a sketch book!
This particular sketch was inspired after having visited the high and bold fashions on Bond Street, and the theatricality of Oxford Circus. It was also inspired by spring time and a joy of fresh starts.
Tahira Nusrat Karim
Finally!! The illustrations are done and the book in mock up form. For the first time in a long time I am solidly happy with the work!
Now comes the hard part... finding a publisher.
Well hard I suppose as its new and new things can be a bit scary, especially when you are putting yourself out there with something close to the heart. At the least, I've begun to research into Canadian publishing houses who do release children's titles - a start :)
I'll give myself a week to research and then begin cold calls and emails for submissions.
Here is the final illustration
Tahira Nusrat Karim
I have been working on an alphabet book for children for the past 3 yup.... 3 years. OMG (goodness) - this is taking a loooong time. But I suppose in between being hit by a flood, teaching grade one, ever so sweet little munchkins, for the first time - wonderful albeit exhausting, and traveling all around on any time I get off... hmmmmm.....
Well, it is almost done, finally. Only illustrations X, Y, and Z, and then lettering to go!!
Go me!! I kinda feel like the little engine trudging up the hill right now and almost at the top :)
I suppose I should finally start looking for a publisher.
Below is the first illustration in the book!! Enjoy!!
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