Saturday, April 3, 2010

Drum City Coming to a City Near You!

Hello Picture- Bookies!!
I just wanted to tell everyone about the surprise I got in the mail yesterday.
Over a year ago I got to work on a wonderful book written by Thea Guildone.
It's was her very first book called "Drum City."
Tricycle Press sent me a copy and I was so happy with how it came out. I had such fun with this
book. I got to do pretty much what I wanted to do which is very rare in picture books.
What happens when a boy is over heard playing his homemade drum in his back yard? A bunch of
kids get inspired and want to join in!!! The whole city becomes a drum of sorts. I got to do collage
in this book which is my favorite. The book has a retro feel and has so many fabulous characters
in it. I come from a very multicultural back ground so it shows up in my illustrations.
The book is due in stores in June 2010.
Have a great weekend everyone!


Ginger*:) said...

Congratulations Vanessa! The cover looks fabulous and I am sure the book will be a great success for you and the author and Tricycle. I will be looking for the book *:)

Roberta said...

This is wonderful Nessa! I'll be looking for Drum City in June.
I love the beat of the drum you march to!

Kristi Valiant said...

Can't wait to see it in book form! Your illustrations look so lively and fun, as always.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Ginger, Roberta and Kristi,
Thanks so much for your very kind words! I so, so, so appreciate them. I need this more than you ladies know right now. Lots going on. Pray!!!
Thanks so much