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Monday, June 22, 2015

"Moon" Available this Aug!

Moon will be publilshed in August. Our distributor is Peribo.
Great news is a famous department store, David Jones has taken Moon! I'm getting wonderful and warm cheers from our team, a boss, many staff, author Matt, book designer Teresa, editor Helen, my mentor Ann, book launcher Libby Gleeson and other involved people. They shower me with their positive feedback, "Very beautiful!" and "Congratulations!" It amazes me, for I'm shy and nervous. (*Helen warmly smiles at me.) I'm...slowly feeling, very proud of our Moon and my illustrations. 

"Max's dad is far away on his fishing trawler and Max is missing him badly, until his dad tells him to look at the moon. 
Dad is looking at the moon too, the same one that is watching over Max." 

ISBN: 9781922081445 Author: ZURBO MATT Publication date: 01/08/2015 
RRP: $25.99 Format: Hardcover   Pages: 32  Dimension: 254mm X 230mm 
I've learned a lot and am learning more. The publication of Moon has taken two years. You've seen the process in this blog. Creating picture books is a painstaking process and absolutely, a group work! Communication skills are vital to create the best results from each person's work : a text, image, design, editing, printing, etc. I, an illustrator is only a part of the group work. If you cannot negotiate others or not respect team members and will not compromise your stance, you cannot be a picture book illustrator.

But Windy Hollow publisher respects me fully! I've experienced ups and downs in the process and found Helen, the editor is amazingly patient, tolerant and supportive. Can you imagine it? She's very much respected this emerging illustrator, listened to my feedback and used it for our discussions. I hope I will work with WH and Helen in the future! 


Helen Chamberlin

You can get these portraits I've worked on are all about Helen. I've looked at her for these years. The more, I know her, the more I admire her and really like who she is. Once, I was a bit shy and did not disclose who the model was on net. But now, it's time to tell it and also I certainly got her consent. Helen is a very lovely lady.  

Now, we're preparing for book launch at a bookshop. I'll contact local libraries and schools that have supported me for long years. Of course, my old uni lecturers and all the supporters, too! Friends, thank you for the great and longitudinal support! When we set the date for Moon book launch at a bookshop, come over and celebrate our hard work. The topnotches of Australian picture book publishing industry are coming. See you at a book launch, local libraries, school and ... David Jones?! Yey!  
Happy Painting, Friends!




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15 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you, Sadami - you should be very proud of this accomplishment. Can't wait to see the book!!

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    1. Thank u, Rhonda! Me, too! I can't wait and am so happy. Best wishes, Sadami ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ

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  2. Sadami, congratulations on getting store placement for "MOON." I'm sure it will fly off the shelves.

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    1. Thank you very much, Carol. I hope so, too! Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Qué grande eres Sadami!!! Una gran persona y artista!!!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Estimado Joshemari, muchas gracias. No estoy muy bien, pero los partidarios son realmente grandes. Claro, usted es uno de ellos !! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Dear Joshemari, thank you very much. I'm not great, but supporters are really great. Sure, you're one of them!! Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>>Joshemari said...
      You are great !!! Sadami A great person and artist !!!
      A big hug.

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    2. CONGRATULATIONS, Sadami!!! Wow, what a great feeling it must be to see your book finished!

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    3. For me, a more great FACT is that really big names/super stars in Australian picture book industry celebrate my debut and support me fully. Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Sadami, I am thrilled to bits for you! Congratulations on seeing the book in print and seeing your dreams coming true! Well done, my friend xxxx

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    1. Dear Pat, Really big names/super stars in Australian picture book industry celebrate my debut and support me fully. We look forward to "what will happen next!" xxxx Sadami

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  5. Congratulations, Sadami!!! Can't wait to see where this will take you:-) Enjoy the journey!!!

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    1. Thank you, Minnemie! Sure is!! This will be a wonderful milestone in my career. I hope you, too, will enjoy your own journey. Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Congratulations. How wonderful it must be after all your hard work to finally see it come to fruition.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I hope Moon will be loved by children. Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Congratulations! How exciting and wonderful to see all that hard work in a beautiful book! hope I will be able to get it here in US :)

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