We’re currently working on a children’s activity book about mental health in the digital age. The book will have full-page, coloured illustrations based on a fairground/amusement park theme. Each page will introduce a new character that looks like creatures, monsters, and other characters. There are activities and puzzles mixed in throughout the book, such as a maze, word puzzles, etc. This is our second book - attached are sample illustrations from our first book.
Book Blurb / Summary:
Feeling FOMO? Falling in love with an online stranger? Getting anxious about social media? Don’t worry, that’s normal! Welcome to the digital age of growing up, where there is no separation between real life and technology. Let's explore your mental wellbeing by navigating through the wild wild world of the internet!
Vision for the Project / Aesthetics:
You will be tasked to design full pages of scenes with background and characters. The characters should look organic and lively; they can be hand-drawn or digital drawings. There will be a mix of human and monster characters throughout the book. We also want a bright yet slightly muted colour palette that feels nostalgic. Subtle textures like paper and hand drawn lines are also welcomed details. Small details are important in this book. Elements we want to incorporate into the illustrations mainly include tech devices, social media, other internet-related interfaces that feel familiar. The illustrations should NOT look or feel like generic activity book illustrations, with heavy black outlines. Examples will be provided at a later stage.
How we can work together:
We have the first draft of the script, as well as a simple storyboard of what we want each spread to look like. We are looking to work with an illustrator who is creative, open to collaboration and who can transform our text into lively drawings. We are offering a fixed price budget which will be based on milestones.
Expected Deliverable from the Illustrator:
- 36 full-page (18 double-page spreads), illustrated colored scenes on A4 size
- Front and back cover designs for the book
- Final files need to be delivered in Photoshop or Illustrator files and high-res JPGs.