Hurray to the joy of putting so much effort into finishing something, and then a few months later to see it out in the world - with your name on it! Kind of like having a baby,....but not really, not even close actually, but pretty awesome anyways!
Two books that I illustrated were published in the same week in November; Töfraflautan, by Mozart, written by Edda Austmann (published by Töfrahurðin) and Mói Hrekkjusvín - Misskilinn snillingur, by the oh so brilliant Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir (published by Forlagið).
Although very different from another, I very much enjoyed illustrating both books. Töfraflautan is a picture book with lots of colorful illustrations and Mói Hrekkjusvín is a young readers book with b&w illustrations of Mói and his friends, one of the funniest group of people I've ever read about.
I'll post some interior illustrations from the books soon, when I don't have so much to show and tell ;)
This year I decided to do something new for the holidays, not a Christmas Card but an Illustrated Calendar for 2015.
See what I did here? I put a bird on it! Every single month!
The 12 months of 2015 are printed by a Eco labelled Printing company in 250gr sheets of smooth yet sturdy paper (14x23cm/9x5.5"). It can be hung on the wall by the included metal clip, it can stand by itself on a shelve on your kitchen counter, in your office, bedroom, sailboat, wherever you prefer. As the year goes by, month by month, you can cut off the illustration and frame it, use it as a greeting card or frisbee.
Only 3.500ISK / $30 for one calendar or 3.000ISK / 25$ if you buy two or more, and,...wait for it,...FREE SHIPPING on the calendar and all my prints (see here) !!!