My artwork for Bears on the Stairs came back last week. Another lovely, massive parcel to open!
It's always a bit of a worry, whether my stuff will make it home in one piece: the drawings are pretty big (larger than A2) and easy to bend if not packaged properly. So - first prize goes to the wonderful folk at Anderson Press for the bestest packaging from a publisher ever!
As you can see, it was sandwiched between big sheets of stiff card, wrapped in plastic, then sealed in a special cardboard box-thingy, with added side-flaps to keep everything in place and add yet more protection and stiffness. Completely courier-proof - thanks guys!
In the meantime, if you would like to hear how I designed the book and see my original sketches, check out my July posts (like this).
You can also read my day-by-day progress, as I created the pastel artwork, and see how the coloured images developed, from mid August through September.
I finished the artwork on September 29th and, believe it or not, though that makes it over a year between then and publication day, that's pretty quick. It can easily take another 6 months on top. Patience is a virtue...