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, 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:

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 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.


  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!


  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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