Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My First Published Book!

It was like Christmas for me, today. My previous client and author of the book, Tad Troilo, sent me a hardcover copy of our first book! I did 10 black & white, Quentin Blake-esque illustrations for the children's novel. My name was mistakenly left out of the title page and spine. I was pissed, but it'll be way too expensive to make the changes. We will not have this problem, next time. I'll make sure of it.

Tad also made it better by telling me that he's pushing the softcover copies rather than the hardcover copies. The softcover's cheaper, anyway :)

Still, it's nice to look at the always aesthetically appealing spine of a hardcover book:

Here's the cover (I had nothing to do with it... Tad had to wrestle with Xlibris because they kept screwing with the cover and making my name too small or sticking it in weird places; I swear they do these things on purpose to rip their clients off):

If any of you are interested (the holidays are near, after all~), then you can purchase a copy (go for the softcover ;) at:
Rosie Fights the Twisted Wind by Tad Troilo & Jennifer "Bagel" Han

A bit of warning.. the samples they provide on the site are shown at an awful resolution. We don't know why they did that, either. I'll be putting up some samples of my own when I get the time. I'll keep you updated!

Also, the book will be sold on Once the link is up, I'll post about it!

Stay clear of the flu!



Judith Uzcategui said...

Im so proud of you!

Nancy Muller said...

Hey hey, This is awesome! Book in print, yay :). I read the excerpt and saw the first illy...and now I want it. It kind of reminds me of a book called "You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum," by Andy Stanton -- which has an incredible audiobook, btw.
Well, congratulations Bagel! I do believe I am getting myself a copy :)

EDD said...

Congrats, Bagel!

Drew Shipe said...

How cool Bagel! Congratulations!