Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pumpkin Themed Signing

The color of the truck was changed in Photoshop from red to blue.

The last two days postings reminded me that when I did the first Prize Pumpkin cover, I got to fly back to Chicago for the ABA, national bookseller convention. I was thrilled as they themed the entire Pearson display around the art from my cover.

There's my cover-front and center on the bed of the truck

As you can see from the photos, they got a truck that was about the same age as the one I painted in the picture and filled it with farm related paraphernalia as well as large copies of the various book covers. I signed copies of the textbook sporting my artwork for all the potential buyers that showed up. It was an enormously fun opportunity. I spent the rest of the afternoon at the Chicago Art Institute- which was also pretty cool.


Will Strong said...

That's pretty cool. Looks like they went all out for that one.

Julia Kelly said...

Very cool- your imagination coming to life!!

Greg Newbold said...

It was pretty flattering as well as fun to see my art play out on stage like that. I got a little taste of what it must be like to work in film and have your art translate to reality (or at least three dimensionality).

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Wow - FANTASTIC! :) e