Put your heart into it. It's just that simple.
I am grateful to be trusted to be the one illustrating someones words and ideas into pictures for everyone to see. The projects I get can be very different, most of them very enjoyable, but there are those few projects that come up once and a while that feel just 'extra special'. Projects I know are different. It's a privilege to work with people who are passionate and ambitious. And this project is definitely one of them.
Eitthvað illt á leiðinni er... is a project driven by Markús Már Efraím and his writing workshop with 19 authors at the age of 8 - 10 years old. During that workshop they read and wrote their own ghost- and horror stories. The outcome is something truly amazing - they decided to publish a book and have it illustrated by professional illustrators (including yours truly). It is beautifully printed and designed and full of stories that will for sure give you the chills and might even force you to sleep with the lights on for a while...
The young authors were a part of the project every step of the way. They had their stories edited, they visited the printer, saw the proofs and had a fancy party with flowers and drinks and strawberries when the book came out.
It's just beautiful,...and scary that's all I can say. Here below you can see my three illustrations from the book and photos from the group visit to the printer and from the fancy party. My congrats to everyone involved!
And voila! The Book!
The book in the making!
Visiting the printer.
Proud authors and maybe an even prouder mentor.
I think I'm not the only one thinking that seeing kids reading books is one of the prettiest things.
ps: you can support the project here!