Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Bookaboo - Stinky Meets Eastenders!

OK, that's a slight porky, but he is going to meet actress Maisie Smith, who plays Tiffany.

Remember I was telling you about Stinky! being chosen to feature in the new series of Bookaboo? Well Maisie has been selected to read the story, and it all kicks off very soon, from November 1st, twice a day on CITV and every morning on ITV1 (in the morning CITV slot).

It's been sold to Australia too, so you folks round the other side can watch it this time round (on ABC1 & 2, also in November).

I can't wait to see how they animate Stinky!. They did a really fun job on the anaconda from Class Two at the Zoo, in the award-winning first series...

...when we got the very gorgeous Robson Green reading Class Two at the Zoo:

If you missed the last series, or want to watch the programmes all over again, you can now buy a DVD of the whole of Bookaboo's series 1 at bookshops:


Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne. I will be tuning in to CITV. That must be so exciting!
Whilst I'm here, do you have any thoughts on dummy books? Is this the best way to pitch my picture book ideas? Any advice greatly appreciated.

Lynne Chapman said...

I know it's what a lot of author/illustrators do when taking ideas to Bologna, especially if pitching to overseas clients.

I don't think it is necessary when you are simply visiting a publisher on their own turf though.

I would personally present a straight manuscript, along with a complete set of roughs (or storyboard / clear thumbnails), a coloured character-study or two, and a max of two sample spreads in full colour (you are bound to need to do them again, because of final text or format differences).

If you are showing this alongside your folio of other work, it will be plenty. They don't need to see it as a dummy book unless there is some intrinsic fold-out or pop-up idea you need to communicate.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lynne. That's very helpful and will probs save me a lot of blood, sweat and tears!

Lesley Grainger said...

I am sooooo excited I found your blog!! Your work is A-mazing!! Love all the funny characters, they have so much to say just looking at them. Thank you for blessing us with your lovely work.

Lynne Chapman said...

Thanks Lesley - glad to have you on board!

Deborah said...

Oh my - your character on the telly! We are SO keeping an eye out for it over here in November. You'll hear us screech your name as we jump on the sofa. =0)