Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Fourth Question



This Chinese folktale storybook is number one of my top ten favorite illustration projects. I spent nine months working on it and put my entire personal self into the art. It was published by Childrens Press in Chicago, a wonderful company which got bought out and closed down by other mega companies in other cities. Now I don't know what happened to it and my books are out of print, and hard to find unless I search used booksellers on Amazon. My original art created with Prismacolor pencils on high quality rag board are lost to me. The company kept them, and I have no idea where to ask now.

6 comments:

Unknown said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!Great work. You are so talented and the designing is exquisite.

janice skivington said...

Thank you, Frank, a word of encouragement from someone with your skill and talent means everything to me.

Beth B said...

Jan,

We loved this book, especially Joanna, who has always been fascinated by dragons and things Asian. It was a great story and your illustrations were even better.

I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been able to retrieve your artwork. That is so sad!

Red said...

Janice - I am heartbroken that you lost your original art work for this book. This book is so colorful and alive and I like it very much. Of course I have a bias for The Girl from the Sky! Love you sister - Julia

janice skivington said...

Julia! I am planning to write a post about The Girl From The Sky soon. thanks for the boost.

Unknown said...

Wow, these illustrations are beautiful and so engaging! I am sure my younger kids would love to pore over this book--they love books with dragons. I too am sorry to hear that your originals were lost. Thanks for sharing these! ~Jeanne