Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Shawn Boyles....Published Illustrator!


I think that's how I'll introduce myself from now on. "Hi, how are you, I'm Shawn Boyles...(pause for emphasis) published illustrator. I've been wanting to do this post in here for a while. I've actually had the book for a couple months now, but now it is finally being sold and so I can tell all of you about it. So here it is, the Cavern of Babel. I got this project through a friend of mine at work (thanks Isaac) and it was a blast. It's a young adult chapter book about alpacas. I know what you're thinking too, "Finally, someone has written a book about alpacas. I'm sick of all the spy novels and techno thrillers and whatnot. Let's have some alpacas!" Now you're dreams are a reality. In all seriousness though I think this is a pretty fun book. At the begining of the project I was only going to paint a cover and then do two interior illustrations of the main characters. As I read the book through with my wife, however, I found that I liked the story and that I wanted to do more. I talked with the Author and we worked out that I would do a drawing for every chapter (kind of like you find in the Series of Unfortunate Events books, or Harry Potter) and then a couple more on top of that. So anyway the purpose of this post is to let you all know where you can find this book and then go and buy one (or two or three or four. I would keep a couple of them in those mylar protective bags so they'er in mint condition.) So if you want to check it out you can go to Buttersby.com (buttersby is the name of the main character). On that website you will find some options. Feel free to look around, buit if you're just there for the book, I would go to the store and it will lead you on from there. In the next couple of weeks I hope to post up some of the pictures I did for the interior as well as the whole wraparound cover without the text on it for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

2 comments:

Stanky said...

Congrats Shawn! I like how they're "the Author," capitalized like "The Chosen One."

Larry Hartzell said...

Hey Shawn,
I was thinking of getting this book for one of my bosses who actually raises alpacas. Do you think I could buy a copy through you that you could autograph? Let me know.