Monday, April 16, 2007

What I've been working on

I have some fun news about my licensing side of my business. Target has bought my giftbag design, manufactured by Garvin Inc.! It is out in their stores! Here's what it looks like, but dang, it's even cuter than this when it has the ribbons and die cut that Garvin did to it. So everybody head on down to your nearest Target, OK!

I've been working on 6 different projects in the children's book division, so it's been crazy! I just completed CAM JANSEN AND THE MYSTERY WRITER. This is the mock up cover(missing part of the title!). I'm happy after illustrating 27 covers of the past Cam Jansens, that I now get to do the new books both inside and outside. Suzanna Natti had been the illustrator for Cam for many years. She now does the Young Cam Jansen series and I'm doing her as the original older girl.

I finished BABY SIGNS! Here is the comp for the cover. BABY SIGNS is being published by Dial and is scheduled for Spring of 2008.

Well, that's all I have time for now! I'll post again soon!


MJM said...

Yay, Joy! This is looking terrific. And by the way, just bought a Cam Janson paperback this weekend with one of your covers for my 7 year old "fairy god-daughter"

Joy Allen said...

Thanks Mo! Hey, I still want to come and visit you! Are you super busy these days?

Maggie Smith said...

This baby is the cutest--you are so good! I can't wait to see the book.

Stephanie said...

I'd like to request a review copy of the "Baby Signs" book. Can you provide me with the contact information for your publicist? Thanks so much!

Luv2Design said...

Hi Joyful! Baby Signs is another wonderful book!! SoCal misses you, but I am happy to be able to keep up here with your ever-expanding book publications. As you know our grandchildren, nieces, nephews and young friends each have their own Joy Allen library ... and 2 new babies this month that will be receiving Baby Signs.