Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Green Light for My Urban Sketching Book!


This morning I got some great news - the Urban Sketching book that I am writing, about how to sketch people, has got the go-ahead! 

If you remember, at the beginning of the summer, I was commissioned to write a proposal and then create several sample spreads, to be used by my publisher as a presentation, to show at Frankfurt International Book Fair. They needed to get a US co-edition signed up, to make the project financially feasible and yesterday the US publisher Barrons signed on the dotted line, so we're off!


Which is fantastic news, but of course it means I am going to be pretty busy very soon, because it will be running alongside the mural project. They are both going to keep me out of trouble right through until next summer.

I will of course keep you posted about how it's all going, but the proposed schedule for the book is amazingly quick - the idea is to have it out by Christmas 2015. So, Christmas pressies all round?


These people sketches were ones done yesterday on a train to Wakefield. The quotes are snatches of conversation I was ear-wigging, from a man behind me somewhere. Surreal stuff!

10 comments:

Zoe, ontheroad said...

Congratulations.

Brenda L Murray said...

Happy congratulations Lynne!

Murilo S Romeiro said...

Congratulations!
I'm already in line to buy a copy

owen swain said...

Kind of fantastic!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Excellent news… can't wait to see it.

Tony Latham said...

Hurray!
So happy for you Lynne :D

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Well done Lynne - I assume mean this means flat plan is approved?

Lynne the Pencil said...

No, that's to come. I now have the US publisher in place though, so working out the flat plan is just a stage on the way, but I know we will definitely publish now.

Jennifer at WriteKidsBooks said...

Yay, congratulations! I do love the mix of sketch and "overheard snatches" of conversation. Can't wait to see the final product... next winter. :-)

Mona said...

Congrats! Looking forward to it. Mona