Today Rekka and Brian are joined by Chris Park, an illustrator and graphic designer who’s done all sorts of work from books, magazines, and much more. He’s got a children’s book he’s working on with his wife and it’s going to be epic. Brian asks a million questions as always and Chris takes them in stride. Lots of great info here so you won’t want to miss a bit of it.
- Give the cover artist lots of direction, be as specific as you can from the start of the project.
- Provide examples of what you’re looking for.
- Find an artist whose portfolio reflects what you’re looking for.
- Do the “Robotic Fabio” – try new things
- 34:10 Rekka Misspeaks – She meant “Man with the Golden Arm” (versus “Gun”)
- Illustrators, like writers, have their good days and bad days, too, and have to wrestle with a lot of the same blocks and confidence and all that good stuff.
- PAY YOUR FREELANCERS AND CONTRACTORS
- Be clear and request edits as early in the process as you can to avoid extra work/increased cost by introducing changes at the end
- Expect to have a contract with a kill fee (not a contract killer)
- Where do those missing socks go? https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=missing+socks+in+dryer
- Chris and his wife are working on a children’s book about the dimension-hopping socks that go missing from our wash but do not encourage kids to crawl into the dryer. ETA 2019.