Monday, June 21, 2010

SPACEHEADZ!! Book#1: Ready for Humans!



FRESH SCENT! LONG LASTING!
I guess I am officially a Children's Book Illustrator. Spaceheads book#1 is now available for sale online and in book stores everywhere! If you ever wondered why I never have time to update my blog, here it is. This was one heck of a first book to be a part of as I was lucky to work with Simon and Schuster, Jon Scieszka, and Francesco Sedita. Holy Moly! A short while back I received a call out of the blue from Dan Potash and Justin Chanda (Creative powerhouses) at Simon and Schuster asking if I would be interested in illustrating books for them. "Uhhh...Yeah." So they sent me a manuscript for a new book/novel series they had in mind entitled Spaceheadz. I absolutely loved it! The story, the characters, the pop culture craziness, the pace and flow was incredibly inventive and fun. As soon as I read chapter 5B "Fluffy Speaks" I called S&S back and told them that I had to do this series. I get to play with two completely different styles of illustration throughout these books. Each serves their purpose, but I approached the look with what I thought was right for the story,the writing, and the author's vision. Check it out, Read it, Have Fun. This is the first in a 4 book series. Books #2 through #4 are coming soon! BE SPHDZ!

(FAR TOP: Cover image for Book#1/ MIDDLE: A small, teaser, sample collage of just a few illustrations from book#1/ DIRECTLY ABOVE: My Illustration on a book store display at Barnes and Noble. To the right a kid is checkin' it all out. Neat! No, I did not know or stage the kid. But I did stage Major Fluffy the hamster on the left.)

44 Comments:

Blogger rad sechrist said...

Can't wait to get it!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Elaine R said...

I want to BE SPHDZ!!!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Mukpuddy said...

Nice dude, seems like a really interesting concept!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Just saw the trailer! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Renee Kurilla said...

Love your characters! Can't wait to see the book(s)!

5:09 AM  
Blogger 曉薇 said...

我的老天爺~內容真是太棒了.................................................................

6:49 AM  
Blogger Munchanka said...

Awesome drawings, Shane, but everyone knows the real money is in pop-ups. 3D is here to stay, pal. ;)

8:56 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Super excellent. Congrats Shane!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Samanta Erdini said...

Hi Shane I adore your artwork asi always!
I can´t wait to get it too!

Hugs
Samy

11:55 AM  
Blogger Elvis湘均Kasp湘均 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。......................................................................

9:34 PM  
Blogger mahmood mokhtari said...

C o n g r a t s :)

9:55 AM  
Blogger Lesley Vamos said...

Shane I just saw this in Borders today!! Utterly amazing, the stuff kids will be inspired by and remember forever ^_^

12:04 AM  
Blogger 江婷 said...

Pay somebody back in his own coin.................................................................

9:46 AM  
Blogger ShEkHaR said...

Hello Shane;
greetings from India! your blog is inspiring!
check mine too,
let me know your feedback

10:44 AM  
Blogger Deny said...

Love it!

1:42 AM  
Blogger 淑娟淑娟 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

11:16 PM  
Blogger 張怡 said...

成功多屬於那些很快做出決定,卻又不輕易變更的人。而失敗也經常屬於那些很難做出決定,卻又經常變更的人.................................................................

4:42 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Found you through Cartoon Brew.

My god your works are amazing. So gritty but with personality. just the way I like it.

I'll be sure to purchase this book! As the art looks delicious.

2:11 PM  
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One swallow does not make a summer.............................................................

7:57 PM  
Blogger 吳吳 said...

不只BLOG內容很棒留言也很精采 XDDDD..................................................................

8:02 PM  
Blogger Leighton Hickman said...

Sweet! I can't wait to check it out- Congrats man!

12:35 PM  
Blogger ju吳phe宇te佳ns said...

everyday real you~!............................................................

9:27 PM  
Blogger 姵潔姵 said...

大師手筆﹐果然不凡............................................................

9:28 PM  
Blogger 淑蔡承均dgd周真淑ii淑 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。..................................................

4:01 AM  
Blogger Jeff Harter said...

Working with Scieszka? Fantastic and congrats. You've reached the top of the children's book mountain!

4:40 AM  
Blogger 堅強堅強 said...

i consder your artical is so nice!............................................................

7:18 PM  
Blogger 黃威宇 said...

要在憂患恥辱的環境裡,創造我們自力更生的新生活。..................................................

4:20 AM  
Blogger 淑娟淑娟淑娟 said...

大肚能容,了卻人間多少事,滿腔歡喜,笑開天下古今愁。..................................................

9:26 PM  
Blogger Dalibor Dejanovic said...

Congrats! It is looking awesome! now I need to get ma a copy :)

7:04 AM  
Blogger 佳瑩佳瑩 said...

男女互悅,未必廝守終生,相愛就是美的。.................................................................

6:43 PM  
Blogger lorelay bove said...

that's awesome!

12:29 PM  
Blogger 韓秀美 said...

耐心是一株很苦的植物,但果實卻很甜美。..................................................

4:16 PM  
Blogger Colin Jack said...

well done!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Griselda Sastrawinata said...

i'm getting one.

3:59 PM  
Blogger 家唐銘 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

9:13 PM  
Blogger 健林林豪 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。............................................................

8:44 AM  
Blogger 小米 said...

喜歡你的部落格,留言請您繼續加油............................................................

2:41 AM  
Blogger 皇紫勳紫勳豪 said...

天氣涼了~要注意身體喔@~@..................................................................

4:13 PM  
Blogger 智柏林婉林亞 said...

凡走過必留下痕跡!不留言對不起你!............................................................

11:48 PM  
Blogger Andy Bialk said...

Love the blue rim light! Beautiful illustrations Shane!

9:27 AM  
Blogger lauren said...

so exciting!! congrats Shane!

10:42 PM  
Blogger 佳陳容 said...

你不能改變容貌~~但你可以展現笑容............................................................

6:47 PM  
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Blogger KATia Grifols said...

wow I saw these book in the libraryy!! it was sooo cool!! :D congratulations ;) and nice to writte you!

11:10 PM  

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