Shameless bragging

I’m happy to report that the kids’ music book for which I drew the illustrations two years ago (I wrote about it here), is finally out. There were a few problems along the way, involving a change of publisher, but I think the final result was worth the wait.

 

Front cover: A planet called Tik Tak

 

Sia Antonaka and Rubini Metzelopoulou have written a happy and rousing tale of musical shenanigans and there is a CD included, with music and songs.

First sketch

 

A finished drawing

 

End result. A page in the book

 

It was fun seeing how my simple drawings were transformed. Unfortunately, I had no part in the process, which disappointed me since I would have enjoyed it, but there it is.

 

I would really like to do this again in the future, should the occasion arise (hint, hint – any children’s writers out there).

 

 

The book is in Greek, so I cannot recommend it to non-speakers, but for Greeks, it is sold  via e-books.gr, as well as in bookstores, such as Tsakalos Stratis and Cambia Books. It will also be distributed to schools.

And should anyone want to contact the authors, their emails are:

siaantonaka1@hotmail.com

Roubinimentzelopoulou@hotmail.com

53 thoughts on “Shameless bragging

  1. Well done indeed, Marina. Great illustrations. If you want me to, I would be happy to feature this on my ‘Bloggers Book’s’ series. I can use your photo of the front cover, and you could send me a personal bio, to include in the post. Let me know if that would interest you. I know the book is only published in Greek, but so what? 🙂
    Send details to petejohnson50@yahoo.com and I will compile a post featuring your book, your bio, and your website too. Please add any buying links from Amazon and elsewhere as well.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Bragging is only bragging when it isn’t fully justified. I’d say you *were* fully justified in being proud of your work and involvement in this project. Your illustrations are lovely and I’m sure they add to the reader’s pleasure. Συγχαρητήρια!

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  3. Marina – I certainly would not call these deceptively sophisticated drawings ‘simple sketches’ ! You have made these fun and methinks full bragging rights are yours! Congratulations and I do hope you will soon get another challenge such as this . . .

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