A Blurb

Lots of news and more art!  Josh and I found out that we are having a baby boy just last week, I started a new book project with a new company (that for the time being is still top secret- although I was given the ok to post an occasional work-in-progress image so long as I blur any text and don’t give too much away), and I still have final images to create for Fadenrot!

Phew!

I wish so much that I could post the entire PDF of my storyboards for this story as it is very funny… and I’m pretty happy with the images.  I tried to be a lot more loose and a little more “cartoony” with the figures… I think it just fit the story more.  So far, this has been a fun project!

I’m also well into the second trimester of the pregnancy and the morning sickness is truly behind me.  That was SO hard.  Four months of being sick as a dog, and sometimes for the entire day (!!), and just in a total haze… I missed feeling normal… but as I said, I am back, and working hard!  :)  This has been already pretty crazy but at the same time, I’m sure things have yet to change… hee hee… lucky for me I have plenty of girl friends who have just gone through or are going through this at the same time.  I’m sure having a little guy to draw will be very fun, too, and hopefully, we can draw together in the future, my little bean and I… ;)

Fadenrot is always going to be my favorite client… I describe the way we work together to other artists and it is always the “ideal” situation/relationship… I get a theme (and these themes are always wonderfully inspiring and something I would LOVE to draw) and then I sketch like crazy these things that come to mind and my client picks and chooses what she likes… I do some revising, some fine-tuning, and then there it is!!  A new image for her to print and show the world!  It’s the best… especially because sketching always inspires some really great ideas for me… :)  It’s also just kind of cool to see your art on clothing!  :)

I’m just feeling very grateful, I suppose, and had to share… :)
So here are images to reflect what I am writing here…

First, our Benjamin Lee Yoshimitsu at 5 months:

Second, a single spread of my storyboards for this new project:

I already posted the sketches I made for Fadenrot so I will wait to post the final images when they are finished.

:)
Cheers!

About maiskemble

I am a published author/illustrator of children's books. I live and work in Long Beach, CA with my husband, comic book artist/t-shirt designer, Joshua Kemble.

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