Done on BRUSHES app
My friend, Ruby Diamante is substituting as a preschool teacher for 5 year olds at The Learning Tree.
The class is tackling the five senses so she asked me to do a reading of my 1996 picture book Boy with No Face published by Adarna Book Services. After the first printing ran out, Adarna decided not to do a second printing because of slow sales. Yet, until last year, I had been meeting people who remember my book, like the kid from the Ink exhibit who told me my book was his brother’s favorite. But then, it being a favorite by few doesn’t translate to smashing sales.
Still I am thankful and only too glad to meet someone who appreciates my work. I will be happy to give an original artwork in appreciation!
I am thinking of doing a new set of art for Boy with No Face using digital media. I am encouraged by my colleagues at the LA-based SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) who have been actively discussing and exploring the huge potential of ebooks and appbooks for children’s literature.
At present, I have finished line drawings for my next book, Look! At what the Cat Dragged in! and I felt it would be good to show the story to a test audience.
Most of the kids had fun with the story as I showed them. There was one precocious girl, though, who said, “That’s Impossible!” when the cat drove the car in after dragging one object after another into the house. I wanted to say, “So is a wardrobe that transports you to a land of ice and talking animals!” But the kid had spunk and I love her for being uncharacteristically outspoken for a Pinay kid!
After the storytelling, I asked them what sort of stories do they want to read.
Dinosaurs and outer space stories… Hmmmm…. Let me think about that.
I just realized that my earlier posting did not show how many people attended. Official count from the reception was 400+ (not counting those who did not sign, nor us INKies).
So here are a couple of crowd photos. Photos courtesy of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan members.
We. Are. Awe. Some
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK)
& Ayala Museum
Celebrating 20 years of Philippine Children’s Book Illustration
See you there!
From 22 NOV 2011 to 15 JAN 2012
21 NOV (Monday)
6:00 PM, Museum Lobby
RSVP 7577117 to 21 local 10, April Tamayo
Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street
Greenbelt Park, Makati City
26 NOV 2011, SAT / 10:00-11:30AM
K-Zone Art Workshop for Kids
w/ Jomike Tejido
03 DEC 2011, SAT / 10:00-11:30AM
Caltex Art Workshop for Kids
w/ Domz Agsaway
03 DEC 2011, SAT / 2:00-4:00PM
Ang InKies Talk
w/ Liza Flores, Mark Salvatus & Marcus Nada
14 JAN 2012, SAT / 10:00-11:30AM
Adarna House Art Workshop for Kids
w/ Yas Doctor
14 JAN 2012, SAT / 2:00-4:00PM
w/ Illustrators, Authors, Publishers & more!
With special thanks to:
Vgrafiks Design + Branding
Adarna House, Inc.
The Chocolate Kiss Cafe
Frameline Art Gallery