A Cover for SCBWI Bulletin
I was asked to work on the cover of SCBWI Bulletin for their September-October 2013 issue.
The only requirement was to include a kite on the illustration. I wanted to illustrate the kite as a main element in the composition instead of it just being… well, a kite.
The thought process behind the illustration was pretty simple: Why not wear the kite? Doable… What else do I want? Piggies… and also that piggies can fly! And with those ideas in mind, I started sketching and Simon showed up.
This is the first version of Simon. It was good but Simon was not flying. He was just happy to wear his kite.
There were 2 other cover layouts before the final sketch felt right. Simon had to be full of innocence, hope and wonder, almost ready to take off, and with his friends there with him. Here is the final art.
Curious to see the cover? Want to read all those great articles in this issue? Want to read the interview? SCBWI Members can download the issue here. Mailed Bulletin copies should arrive to your mailbox the first week of September.
How do you receive your copies of the SCBWI Bulletin? Mail or Digital? What do you think of the cover? You can let me know in the comments.
Thanks again for reading and see you soon!