Interested in Turning Children’s Books into Animated Apps? Pinwheel Books, local children’s book publisher in Brookline, MA is having an info session Nov. 8th!
Here’s the info from our Evenbrite Invitation:
Pinwheel Books would like to invite artists, illustrators, authors, publishers and all fans of children’s books to attend a demonstration on how to turn a children’s book into an animated app.
We have been busy turning our books into beautiful apps that bring out the magic in every page. Tap on one character and he plays the xylophone! Drag trucks and cars into a basket. Make bubbles move around the screen. The best part is: if we can do it so can you.
Come for an evening of engaging discussion about the future of children’s book publishing and a brief demonstration of how we work our magic on the iPad screen. Our animation expert Nicole Gsell and our Publisher Sylvia Pagán Westphal will lead the presentation.
Two Boston moms with a passion for children’s publishing have joined our team at Pinwheel Books!
Here are my ‘doodles’
Kate, aka ‘@bostonblogmom’, a writer (her blog – adventuresinparenting.me) and Brenna, an illustrator. Welcome!
Sam and Ben is about to make its debut to the online market! You can buy a copy of the hardcover or paperback online (to start), and for the iphone, ipad, nook, and kindle starting this weekend! I’ve been marketing the heck out of my company this past month and loving every minute of it.
My publisher recently asked me to create some illustrations of everyone at Pinwheel Books (www.pinwheelbooks.com). Here are the doodles I came up with!
(from left to right- Sylvia Westphal, publisher, Taco Matthews, writer/illustrator, and ME!)
It was really great to illustrate “big people” again, as opposed to the toddler boys. Mud pup, you’re gonna make a comeback next….
This month I’ve been busily applying for new jobs, finishing up my internship at the Boston Children’s Museum (tear tear!!) and most importantly, painting the spreads for SAM AND BEN!
I’m going to save the color for the final product, but here’s a cover idea/sketch:
Enjoy and love the twins!
Here’s a sneek peak of what i was up to in the rainy days of early May:
Sam in his rain gear, from Sam and Ben
what follows showers? stay tuned…
Pinwheel Books has gone LIVE!!!!!
Okay everyone, here is my first freelance project, up for all of you to see:
I’ll be working here part time as a designer and creative assistant to the founder of the company, and as an illustrator for one of the first books entitled “Sam and Ben”.
It’s real! And coming all together. In the meantime, this was my first taste at freelance work, doing a little graphic design, a bunch of character sketches, and simple web design using iWeb. Not too shabby, eh???
It’s 2011 and I feel like a real illustrator for the first time. What a great way to kick off the year!
Be sure to read Pinwheel’s mission page, because it’s really sweet.