Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Making of Rutherford B. Who Was He?

Happy to announce that "Rutherford B., Who Was He?"- written by Marilyn Singer,  is in stores today!  I've posted some images from the process and the final art from the book. Such a challenge to depict all the U.S. Presidents, who had really different legacies, with a similar visual tone. It is a great book to give kids a literary and visual hook to remember something from each of the presidents. The images create metaphors and environments that help illuminate their contributions to our history.

I always love doing cover sketches-  a few other ideas for the final cover art.

These created the impression the book was only about President Rutherford B. Hayes. 
Really loved the one with the kid at the portrait museum.

AND... some of the final art from the book! Hope you learn something. 


And... the book trailer!  Song by Nathan Talley!