Question regarding Dummy books

  • hello everyone,
    I hope everyone is safe during these tricky times.

    I have a question regarding dummy books.
    I'm working on an original story, around 32 pages.

    -finished a rough storyboard.

    • painted the first page for color reference.
    • currently working on detailed drawings for the rest of the pages.

    My question is, when should I contact an agent?
    when the book is fully finished?
    or when I finish the detailed storyboard?
    Or should I just send the text with some sample pages? because I'm pretty sue there will be a lot of editing.

    thank you in advance for any help. 🙂

  • Hi Doha! It is standard to have the full dummy book done in rough sketches, with only 2-3 spreads and a front cover done as a full coloured illustration. This means the agent gets a good idea of your work without you completing all the artwork for the book, as it is likely a publisher will always have small changes they will want to make so then you aren’t re doing a huge amount of artwork!

  • Hi Erin, thank you for your reply. That's what I thought but I couldn't find any precise info on this subject.

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