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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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My Book Cover

Gizmo loves to sit on my lap and pat the drawing board as I work. I told her that since she was 'helping' she would have to be on the cover. And so she is.
Since she appears to be 'left handed', likes to chew on pearl necklaces, and adores chasing pencils I think she may have to have her name changed to Mary Blair (an animator would get that particular joke)

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Ah well.....nobody gets my inside jokes, either -- they don't know where inside is. But even after googling Mary Blair, I still don't get it.
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Mary Blair was a very elegant woman who dressed well and always had her own sense of style. She was also the most important art director in animation for the last fifty years. (certainly the most imitated.)

I joked about Blair to Gizmo since she loves to pat the animation desk with her left paw. Many animators are left-handed. She loves to chew on the pencils and also on my pearl necklace...so she's also the last illustration in the book as well as the cover!

I'm hoping that the cute cat willl help sell the book. The design was received well by students and pros I showed it to.
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Thanks. It's excellent art work.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2006, 01:20 PM
 
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Wow, it's wonderful, great job! Has the book been published yet?
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It is coming out in January. I just sent off the dummy and the illustrations to the editor today.
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Congrats on the book, very cute!
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-07-2006, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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A slightly more manic Gizmo appears in the final illustration too. I'll post it if I can.

poor kitty will be immortal even if her little heart goes on me.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-07-2006, 05:44 PM
 
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It is coming out in January. I just sent off the dummy and the illustrations to the editor today.
Congrats! I'm going to have to remember to look for it. Will it be available in bookstores or or online?

One of my nephews plans to go to school for animation & I'd love to get a copy for him... maybe I can get you & Gizmo to autograph it.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-07-2006, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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That is very kind of you. It should be available online when it is published. I can send you a private message when it is out.
I can also discuss schools with you now.
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