Author and Illustrator Meeting – Magic Fish Dreaming

June Perkins and Helene Magisson – taken by Sheridan Perkins

It was wonderful to meet Helene today, as up until this point we have been working by phone and email so as to prepare the illustration samples for the upcoming kickstarter campaign.

Seeing the art in real space was just delightful, with some of the colours even richer than was possible to be conveyed in the initial digital copies. I’ll be taking them off for some professional scanning soon, as neither of us have one at home suitable for scanning the work to the quality we need. Maybe one day?

What did we talk about?  The process of how we’ve been working so far, possible timeline (which is looking good), and the place that inspired the poems. We looked at a few photographs of the Cassowary Coast, especially of the cane at different times of year, whilst my son played his guitar, and my daughter was creating characters for the upcoming CYA conference workshop she will be attending.  Actually Helene and I will also be there too with many of our other illustrating and writing buddies.

We’re both looking forward to the next creative leg of the book journey, but for now I’m, going into that other side, called budget mode, and kickstarter planning, whilst Helene is working on some of her other projects until I can give her a kickstarter green light.  More news soon!

If you could keep letting your friends who would be interested know about the project that would be just brilliant.

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