The BC Book Prize shortlist was announced this morning and Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus has been nominated for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize! Two other Orca titles, Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest by Caitlyn Vernon and What is Real by Karen Rivers, have been nominated in for other BC Book Prize’s. Congratulations to both Caitlyn and Karen!
In this Winter’s issue of Canadian Children’s Book News you can read interviews of 5 Canadian graphic novel illustrators and Authors including David Robertson, Scott Henderson, Claudia Dávila, Bill Slavin and myself. The article’s written by Scott Robins.
I received my copies ofDalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus yesterday. It’s really exciting to see the final version, they are nice and heavy with the full 120 pages. The folks at Orca did a great job of laying out the cover and putting the book together. It should be hitting the book shelves any day now!
All the roughs and writing are done for the most part for Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus and I have moved on the last stage of the illustrations. This includes printing the pages out onto 11x 17 card in a very light blue. This allows me to ‘trace’ the rough images I have created with a paintbrush and lay down the final lines with india ink. The brush I use is a Series 7 #2 Winsor & Newton sable brush (pretty standard cartooning brush).
Welcome to the website of Dalen and Gole. Here is the finished cover, of the upcoming graphic Novel with Orca Book Publishers; Dalen & Gole:Scandal in Port Angus. Read the synopsis on the about page here!
Stay tuned for a posting with different rough options that were explored while creating this cover…