Thursday, November 6, 2008

“When I Crossed No-Bob” Book Jacket


In this middle-grade novel, When I Crossed No-Bob, by Margaret McMullen, 12 year-old Addy O’Donnell struggles to break free from her troubled family amid the poverty and devastation of post Civil War Mississippi.

After submitting the sketches below, the publisher decided it would be best to show the character on the cover. As it turned out, the most difficult part of the job was finding the right girl. I have no idea how many candidates’ photos I emailed to the art director for approval. In the end, I drove 200 miles to photograph the girl above.



CLIENT: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
ART DIRECTOR: SHEILA SMALLWOOD

2 comments:

Alice Young said...

The effort was worth it! Your work is captivating.

ansie said...

I am a photographer, and reading through your blog from the beginning. Saw a piece in The Huffington Post about your "Edward Hopper" pieces. Enjoying your blog, here from far away South Africa.