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Illustrating / Re: Question regarding work done on commission
« Last post by christripp on September 07, 2018, 02:37 AM »
 Alaskaprinter, to have a plan of action must be a relief for you I am sure. It's not the way we envision things going but it's a closure of sorts and allows you to move on. I hope THEY move swiftly to get your art back to you safely thus end that chapter, so you can start your submission process, be it to Agents first or to Publishers.

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I have to take pictures and show you this new HUGE woodcut I did of a halibut. 60"x30"

Ooooo yes please :)
Also Halibut is my husbands FAV eating fish. Every once in a while our market brings them in and though the fillets are more costly then prime rib, we treat ourselves! :)
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Book birthday for my first board book!
« Last post by JulieM on September 07, 2018, 01:02 AM »
That's wonderful news, Ev! Congratulations. Ho ho ho.
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Illustrating / Re: Question regarding work done on commission
« Last post by alaskaprinter on September 06, 2018, 10:16 PM »
UPDATE:
I had an emergency trip to Colorado (my grandma is 99 and had some issues) where I got to chat with my cousins who are lawyers and my uncle who is a sculptor and has been dealing with the fine arts world for a long time, they all concurred with the good advice I received here, no countersigned contract means i'm pooched, and my best bet is to move on.

I took the advice from Chris and Debbie to heart and reached out to some local artists who have helped in the past and received confirmation that I was not alone, a good number of people are dealing with the same issue from this same person. He also gave me some solid leads on new publishers to try and other good general advice for translating from fine art to publication.

So now I am thinking my next step is to draft a letter, ask my cousin to help "lawyerly" it and send it registered mail and insist on the immediate return of all my original art as well as an up to date inventory of all art sold and compensation.
I just don't think there is any chance this person will follow through on anything, even a renewed commitment.
So the sad thing is i'm back to square one, looking for a publisher for this body of work. oh well. I guess its a good start
thanks again everyone so much for your advice and support.
And Chris, if you like the lingcod I have to take pictures and show you this new HUGE woodcut I did of a halibut. 60"x30"
I'll take a picture and post it

cheers
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Book Talk / Re: Recommendations please
« Last post by janet-gurtler on September 06, 2018, 09:57 PM »
I just rejoined SCWBI. I think you are my fave person.  :yay

I forgot how much I love these emoji's
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Book birthday for my first board book!
« Last post by dewsanddamps on September 06, 2018, 08:12 PM »
 :cheerleader :cheerleader :cheerleader Congratulations, Ev! That's wonderful.  :fireworks :fireworks :fireworks
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Book birthday for my first board book!
« Last post by Ev on September 06, 2018, 07:42 PM »
Thanks, Hair!

And  :thankyou Pons for buying the book!!  When I checked yesterday on Amazon, there was only 1 copy left, so they must have sold that and were out when you checked. I'm glad they restocked.  :yup
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Book birthday for my first board book!
« Last post by hairaplenty on September 06, 2018, 07:31 PM »
Ev, that's wonderful! Congratulations.     :yay
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Book birthday for my first board book!
« Last post by Ev on September 06, 2018, 11:44 AM »
Ah, Shepherdsville is sort of between Louisville and Ft. Knox, west of here.  I had to check a map, because I'm not as familiar with that part of the state. I'm really, really glad he's enjoying Kentucky.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: email submission format
« Last post by Gbug on September 06, 2018, 06:54 AM »
I do hope they are patient and understanding. This is why I really like Submittable, since it lets you attach a document!!! 

The next time I submit something, I might even just type it into the body of the email, because it'll otherwise stress me out too much. So far I have only submitted shorter pieces--poems and PB manuscripts that are on the shorter side. Obviously that won't work with a larger piece.
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Illustrating / Re: Paper or Digital?
« Last post by marla-lesage on September 06, 2018, 05:00 AM »
While I do occasionally use photoshop to tweak an illustration I try to do as much as possible on paper. My hands/arms/wrists are very prone to overuse injury so less time on a screen is always better for me. Plus I can get more work done with my family around because no one bats an eye if I pull out a sketchbook!  I do like to use photoshop to arrange my spreads and to make my dummies. Sometimes I can just sketch out a spread but for some spreads and for spot illustrations I really like being able to scan my sketches then play with placement & sizes in photoshop.
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