Again, it's a novel told partly in artwork, and we couldn't be happier with how the hardcovers have turned out both in how the interiors printed and in the overall design of the hardcover and the jacket (cover by me, jacket design by Scholastic's designer extraordinaire Chris Stengel -- thanks Chris! :) Here's a shot of me and also Kiersten receiving a couple of early samples recently:
Those who know me know it goes without saying, but just in case, I'll restate that it has been an absolute constant treat to work with someone as devastatingly talented as Kiersten on this project, and I'm confident I can speak for us both when I say it was a total pleasure to work with David Levithan as our editor from Scholastic. The book is in stores on April 29th, but we'll be doing an early event shortly before it's official date. We'll also be attending numerous conferences and conventions in the coming months (details to follow soon!).
Additionally, I've been re-designing my website and have added the IN THE SHADOWS samples there, as well as some other artwork done over the past couple years that hasn't been collected or shown in it's entirety online (such as the Daughter of Smoke and Bone graphic sampler art for example). Check it all out at www.jimdibartolo.com
Lastly, Kiersten and I will be releasing more samples of the artwork as well as some other news in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned.
Thanks for reading!