PLEASE NOTE THAT THOUGH THIS JOB IS STILL AVAILABLE, I AM CURRENTLY EVALUATING A FEW ARTISTS - I WILL GET BACK TO OTHER APPLICANTS EITHER WAY SOON.
I'm looking for a new illustrator for my latest picture book, "Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast." It will be 25 pages of artwork - I have text-only storyboards describing the artwork and text I want on each page, three pages of partial artwork (one two page spread and one single 8.5" x 8.5" page) and very rough doodles of all the other pages that should help you, should you choose to go forward with this. I also have lots of pictures of Riverdale Farm, where the story is set. The story is about a mischievous monster that lives under the chicken coop, who steals the chickens eggs, but instead finds a new friend when one of the eggs hatches - of course, I would send you the manuscript, too. I also have the specs from the publisher.
My husband was the original illustrator (and is no longer available) and he came up with the design for the little imp, Mixter. I'm looking for someone to duplicate Mixter's look as much as possible, but the new illustrator would have free rein over the background and all other animal characters.
The price quoted below is an estimate - we can negotiate something per page, if possible. First, I would need to see your version of a sample illustration my husband created for comparison purposes, to make sure we're on the same page, and also to show to my publisher (Mirror World Publishing, Windsor, ON). Once we're in touch, I can send you the original sample. Please let me know how much you would charge for this initial sample, and also how much you would charge per page (for 25 inners and possibly a separate cover), should we both choose to go forward with "Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast." I would need to hear from you soon, and to get that sample by February 2nd. The rest of the book is not due until the Fall.