Children's Book Pro or Pro'nt: My new book release!
Jeremiahbrown last edited by Jeremiahbrown
In one of the 3 Point Perspective podcasts Jake Parker said to, "create what you want to do" (that quote may not be exact) with the idea being that if you want to be a Children's book illustrator then make a children's book, want to make a graphic novel create a graphic novel, etc. This was the catalyst that led me to create 3 Children's books in the last year.
This is the first one in pdf form:
After completing this book and my next one (With Help from Monsters) I joined the Children's Book Pro class that is part of SVSlearn.com taught by Jake, Will, and Lee. The course walks you through the whole process of making a Children's book in fine detail and addresses the challenges you most likely will face and how to battle them. I think it is definitely worth the price of entry!
Fortunately for me a designer friend, Suzanne Hodson, helped me layout the first 2 books and even though she is extremely talented the work that I gave her was hard to layout well (she did remarkably well with what she was given though!).
Compare that to this new book that was created with the knowledge gained from CB Pro:
I'm not at a pro level and have a long journey ahead but even still I think the difference between the two is pretty large. I think if you look at both books, specifically at the arrangement of/space for the text, the readability of the image sequences, and the general page flow you'll notice significant evolution. In short, I recommend taking the Children's Book Pro course if you have any interest in creating a children's book! I'm sure I will redo the course again in the next few months since it's yours forever when you buy it!
If you'd like to support my books I would so appreciate a review on Amazon once you read the PDFs (If you'd like to purchase them I wouldn't be too upset either .)
Thank you! If you liked this post then smash that like button, smother that subscribe button, oh and submit an Amazon review of the books, it really helps out the channel.
Jeremy Ross last edited by Jeremy Ross
Congratulations @Jeremiahbrown! All your books are great, but I can definitely see improvements in your latest book, “On Dad’s Watch”!
Such a fun story and relevant to today’s technology. I like the twist too.
Definitely will leave you a review.
I also took CBP course and completely agree with your review, it’s amazing!
PS. Any thoughts on pursuing the traditional route now that you have 3 books under your belt? I think you’re definitely ready to go pro.
chrisaakins last edited by chrisaakins
Wow, @Jeremiahbrown I love both of these, but On Dad's Watch was hilarious! Such an unexpected twist. I just left a review on the Amazon site. I will probably be buying this book for Christmas for my grandgirl.
Jeremiahbrown last edited by
@Jeremy-Ross Thanks for the review and thanks so much for the praise! I'm so flattered! I wanted to get two books done before I tried to get a publisher or agent and since I did that I've dabbled in trying to get an agent. It's tough though because most agents seem to want author/illustrators. I've been watching youtube videos on writing and a few Skillshare courses so that I can get a few great scripts created to go from that angle. I'm not a great writer and all of my books were just fun thoughts I had (vessels if you will) for my illustrations.
@chrisaakins Thanks so much for the support! I was hoping the twist would be surprising enough for people to give people a chuckle. Hopefully it encourages another read through or two as there are several little Easter eggs and fun things in there.
Frogpunzel last edited by
@Jeremiahbrown Wow, congratulations on completing these! Quite an accomplishment. Keep up the good work!
Jeremiahbrown last edited by
@Frogpunzel Thanks you!