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Summer work

The publishers gave me a copy of another new book featuring my illustrations this week, while I'm wrapping up another children's book. It's going to be a pretty busy summer, as I look forward to leading my new young art students this fall.

 

Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 06:24PM by Registered CommenterLon Eric Craven | CommentsPost a Comment

Melissa's Magic Ride

A new book has arrived on my doorstep, Melissa's Magic Ride. The author had it published in hardcover and paperback simultaneously. Here is a note from the author's site:

And so here is Melissa, a bright eight year old with yearnings to know a father she cannot remember. Come along with her on her exciting outward adventure and soulful inner journey to the heart of her relationship with her father.

http://www.melissasmagicride.com/index.htm

Posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 09:42AM by Registered CommenterLon Eric Craven | CommentsPost a Comment

Book projects

Three book projects are in various stages of completion right now, but a new quilt lady appears again in April. On the drawing board are jungles, dinosaurs, mules and flying stuffed animals. Never a dull moment around here.  - lec 

Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 08:26AM by Registered CommenterLon Eric Craven | CommentsPost a Comment | References3 References

And again....

Another quilt lady, and news that Melissa's Journey is at last in print.

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 08:30PM by Registered CommenterLon Eric Craven | CommentsPost a Comment

In print, and in newsprint...again

A little freelance work from an upcoming book has found its way into the newspaper pages again. The Kansas City Star was the newspaper that inspired me toward a career as an illustrator, so it's kind of ironic to see works that were made for a book landing in the newspaper before the book is even published.

The book is called "Across the Wide Missouri," and should go to press sometime this summer. Each month, the Star will publish a pattern inspired by the person featured that month. February's story and accompanying pattern will print in the Star on February 16.

In the meantime, I'm working with some initial ideas on a couple of children's books. It will be a very interesting springtime and summer around here.

- l.e.c.

Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 04:08PM by Registered CommenterLon Eric Craven | CommentsPost a Comment