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Stan Lee’s Kids Universe Launches February 2!

This weekend on February 2, the children’s book and comic publishing imprint Stan Lee’s Kids Universe will officially launch. SLKU is publishing my picture books Monsters Vs. Kittens and Once Upon a Time, and they will be included in the first list of titles when the company kicks off!

I’ve updated my website with info for both books. Bookmark these pages for future updates, extras, and news:

Monsters Vs. Kittens by Dani Jones
http://danidraws.com/monsters-vs-kittens

Once Upon a Time by Dani Jones
http://danidraws.com/once-upon-a-time

Here’s a random pic of Stan the Man himself at a recent signing, which I like because he happens to be sitting next to a pile of my books!

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Books to be Published by Stan Lee’s Kids Universe!

I am so thrilled to announce that two of my books will be published in 2012! MONSTERS VS. KITTENS and ONCE UPON A TIME will be the first two books to be released by the Stan Lee’s Kids Universe imprint of 1821 Comics.

Stan and 1821 announced plans for the imprint over the weekend at New York Comic Con. It got some coverage by some impressive outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Galleycat. (And who wouldn’t be tickled to see a photo of their own drawing next to Stan the Man’s head? Awesome.)

Monsters Vs. Kittens will be the first book up. I can’t share a whole lot about it just yet (but I think the title pretty much indicates its awesomeness!). Once Upon a Time started as a self-published project that I shared right here on this blog. You can check out the process posts and webpage for more info.

The website for Stan Lee’s Kids Universe is up with an article and teaser image, where you can catch the first small peek at some character art for Monsters Vs. Kittens. I’ve put up my own dedicated page for MvK here. There’s not much there yet, but you can bookmark it for future updates and images.

Can’t wait for 2012!

Once Upon a Time Debuts!

My personal picture book project Once Upon a Time is DONE! If you haven’t been following my blog recently, I’ve been explaining the process of making this book in a series of posts here. I will put up a more detailed update about the launch and future plans once I have a bit of spare time.

In the meantime, you can read the entire story online for free! Check it out here on the book’s main page here: http://danidraws.com/onceuponatime

The digital book is available for sale in both my site store and at The Illustrated Section. It looks great on the iPad! ;)

Making and Publishing a Children’s Book, Part 3

I haven’t posted an update about my “Once Upon a Time” picture book in a few weeks. Never fear – I AM making progress. Here is the photo evidence:

My desk is covered with sheets of paper, from this project, my webcomic, and my freelance work. Busy busy! I almost have the entire book roughed out. Then, I’m going to head into refining the drawings. I have the roughs in red colored pencil because I am going to draw right over them with a regular pencil and clean them up in Photoshop. After that, it’s just a matter of painting them!

With this series of posts, I am realizing that it is very hard to do a “making of” without giving too much of the story away. But you may notice above that I managed to put in a sneak peek at a new character I haven’t shown before. ;)

Making and Publishing a Children’s Book, Part 1

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I’ve been writing, ranting, and debating about books, art, self-publishing, and digital publishing non-stop since launching The Illustrated Section a few weeks ago. It’s time to stop talking and start CREATING.

I’m going to make a picture book!

This is the first in what will be a regular series of posts that will go through the entire process, from sketch to sale. So here we go…

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