Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Marco Polo

A couple of months ago I got a great call from the always stylish and always charming Laurent Linn (Art Director at Simon & Schuster). We've chatted several times at various SCBWI functions but haven't ever had the opportunity to work together...until that very welcome phone call/job offer to work on the book cover for a really fun upcoming teen novel about a young Marco Polo! Since I can't go into the plot details of the novel, I'll just say that the "released" info about it can be seen here. Also, I can't show the cover in it's entirety just yet either, but below is a snippet from it just for teaser-sake.

What a great experience working on this project has been! Thanks to Laurent and everyone involved!


Laurie Thompson said...

And what a teaser it is! It's gorgeous!! I can't wait until May! :)

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Thanks Laurie! You're too kind. I'm really looking forward to seeing this in May too (although I hope time moves slowly between now and then cuz I've got too much to do! :)

Hope you're well!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Sweeeet! That looks amazing, Jim. I've been so curious as to what your Secret Project was!! I love all of that detail in the hair.

Hope you're getting some sleep (and perhaps a superhero movie every now and then too). I'm dying to see Iron Man again once my schedule calms down.


Alexandra Saperstein said...

awesome new banner!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see it when its out. btw, neil gaiman's new ya/kids novel came out yesterday- its getting good reviews. I'm the best!

xegbp said...

That is fantastic. Congrats

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Thanks for the kind words ladies! This was a FUN piece to work on and I can't wait to share the whole thing with everyone!