Preparing meeting an editor as an illustrator, for the first time.
I was contacted by an editor I have a lot respect for via instagram for an illustrated book project (not a picture book, but a collection of children's poems). Since we are located in the same city, I asked her for a lunch meeting to go over the porject.
I have done art directing for a magazine, graphic design on books in the past, but I have never illustrated an entire book in children's market before. I am wondering what questions I should remember to ask in the first meeting. Here is my list, could you guys think of anything else? or do I prepared too many questions?
- How big is the project (page numbers, expected number of illustrations, how complex the illustrations are going to be - full color full pages, or black and white spots)?
- What style the edtior has in mind (The editor found me on IG, where I post all kinds of experiments and finished arts, both traditonal, and digital. I would like to know what image made the editor think of me when seeing the proejct in her plate).
- Intended age group for the book.
- Timeline (when do they want what? rough comps? color study? detailed sketch? final?)
- Am I expected to do layout/graphic design work?
- Payment model and amount.
@xin-li i’m so happy for you! Good luck!
@Nyrryl-Cadiz thank you so much. I was very happy to be asked. Even if I do not get the project in the end, it still shows that someone from the publishing world is interested in my work.
@xin-li WoW that’s great! I don’t have any questions to add, but it would be great if you can share your experience with us after the meeting. Good luck
@burvantill thank you. I will.
Annaaronson last edited by
This is such a great list of questions!
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@xin-li That's awesome! You'll have to let us know how it goes!