Process: from manuscript to illustrated book

This is a post about a project I've been participating in for a few months. It's a noir-style children's book in which nursery rhymes meet police procedural. A friend and client of mine, R. Andrew Heidel (owner of famous The Way Station bar), wrote True Crimes from Rhymes Square years ago and finally found an illustrator who was right for the job— Eric Hamilton. They hired me on as the publication designer.

The Countdown is on: 31 hours remaining!

There are 31 hours remaining in my Kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of my calendar! "A calendar for 2015 featuring the signs of the Zodiac reinvented as Sigils of the 12 Houses— A New Year is coming." Check out the project page at Kickstarter and join me in making this a reality! It will… Continue reading The Countdown is on: 31 hours remaining!

Zodiac 2015 Calendar: sketches

And a sneak peek at Sagittarius in progress! Below are the completed shields / sigils to date, but she will be finished very soon. The link takes you to the Kickstarter page for my Zodiac Calendar for 2015, where you can see all the current designs larger, and donate to get your very own copy!!  … Continue reading Zodiac 2015 Calendar: sketches

Announcing: Pisces

Another sigil has been designed. This one is based on my adorable little pond comet, Wink. He's got a ball gown of a tail, and is a slender little ballerina of a fish. I've decided to focus on the designs first, and get to the mottos of houses later on, as they require more research.… Continue reading Announcing: Pisces

My project is a staff pick on Kickstarter!

“The Twelve Houses: 2015 Zodiac Calendar by Elizabeth Daggar” ☺— KSR Staff Picks (@ksr_staff) August 29, 2014

A 2015 Calendar: Kickstarter

Alright! It's time again for another Electrofork calendar. I've been threatening to employ Kickstarter for some project or other for years, and the time has come. The project has been laid out as follows: A calendar for 2015 featuring the signs of the Zodiac reinvented as Sigils of the 12 Houses— Winter is coming.  [Press… Continue reading A 2015 Calendar: Kickstarter