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Gabby Drama Queen illustration process…

First stage of the illustrations for Gabby Drama Queen….blocks of brown paint. Gives the illustrations some richness in colour and also frames the illustration.

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The second book in the Gabby series

Posted on by  (Joyce Grant)

Gabby Drama Queen (placeholder cover)
This is not the final cover for Gabby Drama Queen – instead, it’s the placeholder we’re using on the Amazon.ca site until we have the real thing finished.
 
The second book in the Gabby series is Gabby – Drama Queen.
It’s scheduled to be in stores by September.
Without giving too much away, it’s a fitting title since Gabby and her friend, Roy, will be putting on a play. But first, there will be a big problem that only Gabby’s word-book can solve.
In Gabby – Drama Queen we introduce best-friend Roy, and nutty (but loveable) neighbour Mrs. Oldham. Some of the old gang will be sticking around, like the bird and the frog. And, of course, Gabby and her magical book.
The manuscript has been polished and submitted and Jan Dolby has been burning the candle at both ends creating the brilliantly funny pictures. Editor Christie Harkin has been solving problems and the rest of the Fitzhenry & Whiteside gang has been making sure that Gabby is a success (first things first). Thanks to the whole Gabby team!
Gabby, on the other hand, has her hands on her hips at this moment and is looking at me sternly because I am supposed to be writing the literacy activities for the back pages of Drama Queen today instead of blogging. I’ll do it, Gabby, I promise! (Gotta go, folks.)
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Me @ Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference….

A big day in Toronto yesterday. It was my first time at the OLA’s Super Conference Toronto. I was on the agenda to sign Gabby books at the Fitzhenry and Whiteside Publishers booths #421 – 425.  Loved every minute of it.
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G is for….

…Gabby promoting the letter ‘G’..for girl, girlfriend, goat, giraffe, greatness, guppy, giant, gorgeous, giggle, goodness, guinea pig, grapes, green, groundhog, gerbil and so on….

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new Gabby book illo….

…love is in the air….
Gabby by Joyce Grant, illustrated by Jan Dolby publisher Fitzhenry and Whiteside Publishers.
Coming this fall 2012!
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getting excited about this….

…exciting times…had to post some more funnies from the book Gabby written by Joyce Grant, illustrated by Jan Dolby (me)…publisher Fitzhenry and Whiteside.  Coming out this fall 2012!
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Max…..

(c) 2012 Jan Dolby

…for all the smiles that Maurice Sendak gave me growing up…here’s one for him. 
I never redraw classic illustrations.

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