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.