I got published!!! :D
@davidhohn well I had great teachers!
Honestly without SVSLearn i would never be able to do something like this. And I’m also very grateful for the how to write children’s book class because it helped me a lot to become not just an illustrator but an author/illustrator.
@JoshSchouwstra that sounds great! I was always flirting with the idea of making a graphic novel, but never really had enough time for that... do you write your own stories?
@Melissa-Bailey-0 thank you
I was thinking about an agent because I kinda don’t want to deal with all the back and forth negotiation with the publisher and I don’t feel confident enough approaching publishers with my manuscript... but finding an agent might be as hard as submitting to a publisher well, we will see I guess
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@mag When I first attempted a 24 page story, I based it off of Little Red Riding Hood, fractured it by telling it from the Wolf's perspective. Now I'm trying to work on my own stories, though I'm not as good of a writer so it's a learning curve.
I agree that it takes , and I was only really able to afford to do it because I started in April when I was at home temporarily laid off due to Covid restrictions. But one of the ways I'm trying to work on stories is to make a bunch of short ones that don't take a lot of time to make using the "3-2-1 Comics" format as a challenge. Basically the limiters of the format are:
- 3 pages
- 2 Characters
- 1 Twist ending
This way, I'm able to explore and develop story worlds without having to start with a 24–150 page story!
I've only just started on the first story though, so we'll see if the format helps or not.
KayPotter last edited by
Amazing and not surprising!
@mag Amazing, so happy for you! You deserve this!
RioSim1 last edited by
Great news for you, congratulations! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news! I am feeling much happiness for you!
erinrew last edited by
@mag Beautifully illustrated! Congratulations!
aska last edited by
great cover, love it! congrats:-)
Navya Raju last edited by
@mag Lovely cover!! Congratulations, happy for you
Samu last edited by
@mag Congrats!!! Have a great day!
ruth last edited by
Congratulations! That's great news, and well deserved! Your work is beautiful.
Joen Söderholm last edited by
Congratulations! Well-deserved with your lovely style that I've enjoyed on instagram. I've illustrated some books here in Sweden and now all too well the struggles of working in smaller European countries and also the feeling of losing all motivation. So great job on getting through it all!