My collaboration with children’s book writer K.J. Mecklenfeld
Not long time ago I was asked by Children’s book writer K.J. Mecklenfeld to make the cover for the 2nd upcoming book. I was very interested. This is how career of being children’s book illustrator proceed I was happy to hear that the book is about green Teddy bear – super hero – with his friend mol . And, of course, on the cover had to be those two sweeties
As the book is in Romanian language the writer told shortly me the story and thoughts how he sees the cover.
The bear is green and has a green space suit. His friend mol has to have a pink space suit! Because… the mol inherited this suit from the Teddy Bear girl who disappeared many years ago…. Oh, those trilling stories. It’s so pitty that I can’t read it! This is a real Space Odyssey!
For the first time in my life I had such a experience: to make a cover for a book in foreign language and I even couldn’t read it before! We had to start somewhere. Here were my first thoughts (drawings):
After some e-mails exchange we came to the final drawing:
And here is the book:
I’m quite satisfied how it turner out! Waiting for my copy to come
The launch of the book took place on the 18th of November in Bucharest at the Gaudeamus 2016 Interntional Book Fair, the biggest in Romania.