As per my art agent's email today, I'm still in the running as illustrator of a children's book with the editors over at Harper Collins. Shhh! Not sure which imprint — maybe Amistad, maybe not — but, I'm keeping my fingers crossed so tight, they're soon to meld and form a third thumb. If I'm still in the running after a third conversation, that's kinda good. Of course, the last thing my agent said was that she was in discussions with Ebony magazine about running a story on me.
That just ain't happen yet.
HC editors, if you see this post, just scoot on over to my online portfolio either at my site, or at the iSpot. Then pick me, pick me and call Suzanne! I can do cute little cars, too. Promise.
If this thing doesn't go my way, ya'll just won't hear about it no more.
Children's book artist, Janee Trasler sent me this link to another guy who — like me — maintains a diligent vigil over his Amazon rankings. Today, with Harry Potter at #1, I'm a modest #336,936.
Unrelated thought for the day: I know you either love him, or just plain despise him, but you have to admit that new R. Kelley "Trapped in the closet" tune is genious. It tells an intriguing story set to music. The tune isn't particularly catchy, there's no hook, and the vocals are off. But still, at it's essence, it's great storytelling.