Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I Want to Go to the Moon is a picture book based on a delightful song by singer/songwriter Tom Saunders. I met Tom at the Vancouver Ukulele Circle and instantly became a big fan of his performances. Later, I discovered that he cowrote all the theme music for the television series, Robson Arms. When Tom gave me a CD of children's music that he recorded I couldn't believe my ears. This was tiptop Canadian children's music. I asked him if I could do some sketches and pitch one of the songs as the basis for a picture book. Simply Read agreed to publish it. The art has just been completed and sent off to be scanned and designed by genius designer and illustrator Elisa Gutierrez. It's due out September 11, 2010. The cover on Amazon was the first one I did before I'd done the illustrations. The art above is a 2nd cover Elisa asked me to do to be more consistent with the finished interior art.