Here are some pics to show you the progress I made the past two week on illustrating my next children’s picture book, Messy Magic Birthday. First, the story board( up on the fridge) was completed with rough sketches to plan how the illustrations would go with the text. Next, I scanned and printed these sketches, pasted pages and put them together to make a little book called the Dummy. The Dummy shows the potential layout of illustrations, text and especially important, where the page turns occur. It will be presented to publishers to show my vision for the book. I also made a PDF version that can be emailed to publishers. So now the task becomes finding a publisher who wants to publish this fun filled, fantasy about a boy’s wish for a real magic birthday party. On goes the hopes and dream of creating my next children’s picture book!