Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Stinky is Here!!

On Monday morning, the postman bought me a lovely surprise - the advance copies of my brand new book, Stinky! Hurrah! It should be in the shops any day (I always get my copies slightly early).

I finished the main artwork for this book way back in September 2007 (yes, really). It was originally going to be published last year, but it was put back for one reason or another, so it's great to finally have it.

I last talked to you about Stinky when we finalised the proofs (see The Proofs Are Here) and tweaked the cover design, to make the background colours less heavy (see Stinky Cover).

As you can see though, the colour of the text has also changed since then.

I like the darker secondary text, which shows up well on the now paler pink and lilac. I have to say though, I think I prefer the yellow title myself, as it seems a more natural 'stink' colour, and also ties in with the spots on the shorts and the tusks. When I get time, I will ask why it was changed.

In the meantime, if you would like a signed copy of the very funny Stinky!, whose poor little life is made a misery by pesky flies (£10.99 plus postage), please email me. I will add the personalised dedication of your choice and a little warthog drawing.


Jessie Lilac said...

Oh wow! I love this character.x

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you Jessie!