Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Wish me luck!

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.

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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.

16 comments:

The Gig said...

Cute drawing. I willll do more than cross my fingers. I will pray for you.

The Archivist said...

Good luck with it all, DevasT!

I hope things get better and that your rank improves.

captain_howdy_girl said...

good luck!
That would be so cool if you got in the mag. If you do I will buy a copy so I can tell my friends, here's a guy that I don't really know at all... they will be impressed. ;-)

Aziza said...

Let us bloggers know whether Ebony features an article about you so that we all can buy a copy.

Positively Cheryl said...

Wow Don, good luck and really cool illustration!

I agree, R. Kelly has done it again. He may be 'supa-freaky' but he's talented as well.

WIP said...

What's for you is for you. "Beautifus" portfolio illustrations. (Yes, I'mma wear that out *wink*.) As for Ar-rah, I've yet to actually "hear" it for self ... only have gathered through grapevine (Read: Negrodotcom.) about his latest 'freak-a-zoid' attempt.

Luke Cage said...

Always in awe of your talent my brotha. But a brotha can always use extra prayers or 2 for good luck! Go out there and kill 'em!

Yolanda said...

Well, I'm hoping to hear much more about it.

I'm leaving the "R" thingy alone. *sigh*

Miss A said...

good luck with the illustrations! I'm sure you'll succeed!!!!!! You're too talented!

Now... about R. I love his music... all of it! But... baby... ya gotta play catch up... Trapped has been out since May... on the radio... not the cd

**RPM** said...

Hey you!

Best of luck my friend. As for R...while I found the cd utterly detestable in most ways imaginable - I do have to give it to you. The whole closet series is....clever.

Quel said...

My fingers are crossed for you. And you're right about Trapped in the Closet; it's undeniably genious. I'm still trying to see all 5 parts.

Brea said...

Sending more luck your way - I'd pick you! :)

Friar Tuck said...

I hope things turn out well

trish said...

Man! I checked out your website! your stuff is damn damn damn good! Im just rather dissapointed tht there are no bunnies in the animal gallery...

Campfyah said...

Good Luck to a brother trying to make his mark in his field. I'll send up an extra prayer for you. Yes, do let us know when Ebony do your feature spread.

NjDivaGirl said...

Excellent!! You deserve it, you are really good at what you do.