Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles - Written by K. Kibbee. Illustrations by J.H. Winter.

Cover Reveal Time!

Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles - Written by K. Kibbee. Illustrations by J.H. Winter.
Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles – Written by K. Kibbee. Illustrations by J.H. Winter.

Time to reveal the cover for the first children’s book I’ve illustrated: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles. Book One of the Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore series, written by author, K. Kibbee.

What do you all think?

I am really happy with the final reveal for the cover. The illustration is my own and the book cover design was done by the talented, Star Foos.

My goal with the vibrance on the cover was that I wanted to draw in children’s eyes and attention. I think that, mixed with the fun fonts that Star chose, and we certainly have a shot with reaching out to our target audience of 7-10 year olds for these books. My hope is that the adorable character of Theodore pulls them in and K. Kibbee‘s amazing story keeps them there hooked, enjoying the inner illustrations along the way and needing to find out what happens to this little Corgi pup by story’s end. It’s definitely a page-turner!

This is not only my first time illustrating for children’s books, it is also the first children’s book series that my publisher, Incorgnito Publishing, has put out there into the world. To commemorate this momentous event, they came up with a new imprint and logo for the children’s series called, Corgi Bits. I love their little logo!

Corgi bits Logo - Incorgnito Publishing
Corgi bits Logo – Incorgnito Publishing

 

Well, that is all the news I have thus far for this project. I will let you all know as soon as I find out when the book will hit shelves. I can’t wait! Below is a picture of the finished cover illustration pre-title, just so you can get an idea of how it went from point A to point B. Enjoy!

Pre-Title Shot of the Cover for "Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles." Photo and Art by J.H. Winter
Pre-Title Shot of the Cover for “Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles.” Photo and Art by J.H. Winter

6 thoughts on “Cover Reveal Time!”

  1. I have two six year old grandchildren who want to watch tv or play on my tablet when they come over. I am constantly trying to get them to unplug and I buy book after book hoping to find that one story that will grab each child. One is a boy and one is a girl but the illustrations seems to promise the kind of story that will appeal to both of them!! I am excited to find out what hair-raising adventure that adorable dog has gotten himself into!!! Congratulations on being chosen for such an important roll in the making of this book!!!

    1. My own son is just like your grandchildren. Too plugged in. I make sure we read a few books at night time though because I know how important it is. Though mine is too young for this particular book, he does like the pictures, and I’m sure this book will be one both your grandchildren will enjoy! Theodore is a really fun character and both boys and girls alike will appreciate his Corgi quirks. My illustrations are as vibrant as K. Kibbee’s words, so I can’t wait to hear what your grandkids think of the story! I’ll let you know here on the blog and my other social media sites when Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles is available for purchase!

  2. Wow looks great!!! With all the color and action on the cover I think it will definitely grab kids’ attention. The font looks really good with your illustration style too. Can’t wait to see it in book form! So exciting!

    1. Thank you, Jackie! I can’t wait to share the details with you when the book is available to pick up in stores/online! These books are a lot of fun and K. Kibbee certainly made my job easy by providing such rich imagery to be converted into detailed illustrations for inside the book as well :)

    1. Thank you, Jen! I’m so glad you like the cover illustration! I can’t wait to share more behind-the-scenes photos of my work on this project and let you know when the book is available to order! :)

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