Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Getting to Know Ruben . . .

Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick, written by Roz Rosenbluth and illustrated by moi comes out tomorrow, September 28, 2005. Another 100% digitally drawn endeavor, it was featured on the Dr. Laura show yesterday and has made a brief (thanks to the promo) showing in the Barnes and Noble top 100 sales rank. YAY! (Usually my books hover around, oh, 300,000th.) I'm calling everyone I know so I can tell them that for the moment, they know a bestselling illustrator! So far, all are suitably impressed, hahaha! Unfortunately, I am beaten out by Martha Stewart's "Apprentices" and their rendition of Jack and the Beanstalk, conceptualized, written and illustrated in 24 hours (#15 on the Barnes and Noble Children's Bestseller list.) Who knew it was so quick and easy to sell a book to Random House??

8 comments:

Roz said...

COngratulations, looking forward to seeing it when it comes out!

hahahha yeah, who knew!

inki said...

congrats! Good to see you back between your busy schedule!
Dede

Alina Chau said...

LOVE your blogs!! Great illustrations!

Virginia Valle said...

Ohhh your blog is gorgeous :)..

annawritedraw said...

Wow! Congratulations on the book release and the great promotion! I hope we will get to see some of the sketches and process here on the blog. Yahoo!
Anna Boll

Andrea Gabriel said...

Congratulations Maurie! And at least you know your book will last WAY longer than Martha's drivel...

Good to see you back in blogland!

Sherry Rogers said...

Oh Maurie I am so excited for you. I bought the book!! It is wonderful!!! The art is absolutely the best!!! And the manuscript is delightful. What a great combo!!!

I wrote you before. . .don't know if you remember me. I am also digital painter. I know Agy. . .

Anyway Congrats You hit the BIG TIME girl!!!

Tito Maury said...

You have a knack for writing. I read about 20 blogs a day, and skim about 30 more, so I mean it! We can all use improvement, but you certainly are better than most I've read.
I've just started a blog, about drawing (I know, it sounds strange!) but
if you don't mind, I might drop you a line just to get a little advice. Ok?