Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Flat Stanley

I've signed with HarperCollins to do a relaunch/redesign of the Flat Stanley books. This is another long term series that I will be working on for the next 4 years.

As with every start of the new project, there is that "getting to know you" phase that the illustrator & art director/editor gets to do. Right from the start, the FS editors have been a joy to work with.

I always hear about horror stories from other artists about dealing with art directors, but I've been lucky so far to have not experienced any of that.

I've already finished a few book covers & I hope to show some of them soon. There will be different sets of books that would target different reading levels (a first for me).

At the moment, amazon is showing the previous designs but crediting them to me. Hopefully, this will be corrected because I'd like to see the previous illustrator properly recognized for his work.


Andrew said...

That's awesome Mac! Congrats :p

Chickengirl said...

WOW. Congratulations. I'm a big fan of Flat Stanley and will be very curious to see your version of it. Very cool!

C.B. Canga said...

congrats mac!!!!!!!

macky said...

andrew - thanks, drew

chickengirl - thanks. glad to hear you're familiar withe the character. so far, it's been a blast working on this series.

c.b. canga - thanks, prof. chris. glad you approve :)

Tracy said...

Ooh this is too cool! I'll be on the lookout!

macky said...

hi tracy - thanks. i've already done a few books. i'll make sure to post the artwork when i get the green light from harper collins.