So this is my second try at making a Children's book.
The first was Taniwha (It's going through a second print due to Bi-lingual additions and us working with a distributor)
the second is this one I'm working on! I know when games and movies are in the making and they don't want media leaking it (oh how I wish people would want to leak my stuff), they make a nickname for it...
this one will be... Noir is asleep. (Noir is the name of my cat)
Anyway so Noir is asleep is in progress. I've received the text from my partner in crime, Mike Johnson, and it's taken weeks for me to imagine up the pictures to fit the text.
We've run into some problems though... that... it's too long. Now there is nothing wrong with the length of the book. It's just... it's just too much work for me. Taniwha was 23 pages long and that took 2 months. So how long will this one take?
With children's book, I believe there is a fine balance of pictures vs words.
The younger your audience is, the more the pictures should be. And not just tiny pictures all crammed into one page either; you need big, open pictures.
And if I'm going to add space for two languages, this means I have to make enough white space to fit that all in.
So there's been a bit of delay talking to my writer about this problem.
But for now, I hate waiting, so decided to get cracking on the page 2 and 3.
Here's the work in progress.