I am so torn about whether the illustrations in children’s books need to have an overarching story in and of themselves or not. SO TORN!
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I got a press release from Kloria Publishing about Kloria’s two new Reformation books: A Mighty Fortress is Our God and Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word. I’ve written about Kloria and their previous release, God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It, and I’m thrilled to say the excerpts of these illustrated hymn texts look just as good!
When working toward a children’s picture book, who chooses the illustrator? Many traditional publishing houses prefer to pick one from previous projects. That way they can pair a better known name with a lesser known name and try to maximize visibility and lend experience to both. On the other hand, you may know people the publishing houses do not. If you do, then “who chooses the illustrator” can become a factor in where or how to publish.
Today we have a guest post introducing Kelly Schumacher, illustrator, artist, and Lutheran to boot. I first heard her name as a presenter for the Good Shepherd Institute through Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, and then I saw a video on Facebook about her work with Grail Quest Books.