I got to do the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) bookmark for my regional chapter (Midsouth) last month. The bookmark is used to promote author and illustrator visits to schools and libraries in the Midsouth SCBWI region (Kentucky and Tennessee). It was an honor to have my art and design selected for the project. If you are interested in an author/illustrator visit you can go here for more information.
The character used in the bookmark project has been occupying my sketchbook for years. He has popped into projects now and again, and I’ve grown fond of him. I’ve dubbed him Penntow Von Gooberslime, a name my kids conjured up. In addition to the bookmark, Penntow is currently lurking on my website and my business cards.
His first appearance in a project was for my son’s birthday party. Not wanting to serve simply water, we chose to serve monster sweat for a thirst quenching beverage. Penntow was a perfect fit for the label. He also was right at home on t-shirts given as party favors for the party guests.
Penntow has been fun to draw and use in projects and I hope you like him too. If you are in KY or TN and work in a library or school, keep an eye out for the bookmarks. I am supposed to receive a small batch of them. If you would like one, get in touch with me here and I will look into to sending you one.
Thanks for Rrreading!