The mice

29 March 09

I'm working flat out on a picture book for uni and the Macmillan prize at the moment. These are just some sketches of the characters in their environment, today I'm working on getting the whole story board laid out. 32 pages! This is so much harder than I though it would be. I'm writing my own story, trying to make it appeal to children while still looking good/like me and attempting to avoid stereotypical representations of gender roles via the girl and boy mice. I'm a feminist, these things matter.


I wish you luck.

Hannah replied over 14 years ago.

Just need to let you know I am OVERLY ecstatic that you have updated your blog and I can’t wait to go and read all of your wonderful new inspiring posts :)

Rachel replied over 14 years ago.

How absolutely gorgeous! I’m sure the finished product will just be amazing ;) Good luck!

Brigadeiro replied over 14 years ago.

This looks glorious. I’ve always wanted to do childrens books, but I’m somewhat lacking (to put it nicely!) in the drawing stakes!

Becca replied over 14 years ago.

They look really lovely dear! I especially love the little ribbons you gave them! I wish you all the best ;D

Hil replied over 14 years ago.

These are charming and should be a worthy entry, when complete.

Flash replied over 14 years ago.

How cute! I wish you the best of luck, I’m sure it will look absolutely adorable when finished :)

noeudpap replied over 14 years ago.

Will you be showing the final product? It looks lovely and I bet the book will be a heavyweight competitor.

I’m excited that you’re avoiding gender stereotypes. That’s so rare in any childrens’ products these days, and I believe they really do make a difference in the way children carry themselves as they grow older.

Kacia replied over 14 years ago.

This actually looks like one of the best children’s books ever. I feel like children’s books and television and toys has gone downhill since I was a kid (but then I suppose all people feel like that) – anyway, I bet yours would bring it up to standard!
I really hope you win, you deserve it.

Anna replied over 14 years ago.

Echoing kacia, I think it’s awesome you’re making this book and staying aware of gender roles. It’s hard to believe that in this day and age, if you go to any bookstore and pick up a popular children’s book there’ll most likely still be outdated ideas and themes inside!

Can’t wait to see this finished… Their bellies in the last sketch are so adorable!

Kim replied over 14 years ago.

Oh I know exactly how you feel! I’m in my last year too (I also study Illustration :)) and I’m going to make a graphic novel and it’s so much work! I still need to make a storyboard but I’m really procastinating… Your sketches look great, the mice are so cute :D And when is your deadline/graduation?
Anyway, good luck with it! I’m sure it will be great :)

Angelica replied over 14 years ago.

I really like them:)
I really like the one in the cup lol^_^

zuzupetal replied over 14 years ago.

These are delightful! I’m so glad you’re blogging again!! xx

Sheena replied over 14 years ago.

Fabulous fabulous drawings. Makes us want to put down our camera and pick up a sketchbook! Thank you for showing your work to the world!

Greensboro Daily Photo replied over 14 years ago.

These are great, I especially love their bows and bowties!

Katie replied over 14 years ago.

They’re amazing! And adorable. Can’t wait to see the finished product :)

K @ Blog Goggles replied over 14 years ago.

great idea, very cute well drawn characters with a minimal style – did you get this book to publishing ???as it’s now 2011 – would have been good , let me know

Gwynneth replied almost 12 years ago.

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