Wednesday, April 18, 2007

THE WIZARD!!!


It's finally coming! The Wizard, by Jack Prelutsky is my first full 32 page picture book.

I'm super excited to see it in bookstores. It releases on July 3rd. Which coincidentally happens to be my son's birthday. he will be two.

The Wizard is an in-verse poem about a wizard who lives in a very tall tower at the end of an everyday neighborhood street. He spies a bullfrog by his door and magically plays with it. First the frog becomes a flea, and then a pair of mice, and then . . . , and then . . . , and then . . . Finally, the wizard gazes out his high window down on the children playing in the street trying to decide "which hex he'll conjure next."

This was a great book to work on. It is published by Greenwillow Books. I would like to say thinks to Paul, who I worked with there for making the whole process so enjoyable. I'd also like to publicly thank Scott Franson, Dan Burr, Wade Huntsman and Leon Parson for their tremendous kindness and direction.

Lastly, without a doubt, my wife has been the biggest support. I am so gratefully for her. Thank you Em.

To everyone else, enjoy the book!

8 comments:

gekkardboy said...

Congrats. Your digital work is solid and inspiring.

Manelle said...

After I buy this book you have to sign it. However that will work, or who knows when. Congratulations, the sneak peek illustrations are really cool.

becca said...

I can't wait to see the rest of it!

brian said...

Cannot wait to get this! Stunning work.

Mike Laughead said...

You seem to have forgotten one thank you... I believe the color would be slightly off on one page if it weren't for yours truely..

Great job.

Kactiguy said...

Congrats Brandon. Looks like it will be great. Looking forward to seeing it.

Lajart said...

I LOVE THIS!! I can't wait 'til it's out! You and Mr. Franson have some amazing talent, and I am going to add both of your books to my collection! Congrats!!

Marcelo Vignali said...

I'm on it! Next time I see you, you have to sign my book.