Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Kids Book: A collaboration
Nour Bishouty (friend and amazing artist) and I collaborated on a kid book a few months ago called "في بيتنا آلة جديد" an Arabic children's book written by Fatima Charafeddine and to be published this year by Kalimat Publishing.
It was a very interesting experience working with Nour, due to the fact that-- well, 1) We're on total opposite parts of the world. She's in Jordan, and I'm in Toronto. We had to sync our clocks and buckle down and work. We used Skype pretty much everyday for hours on end, along with screen share and Yousendit to send files back and forth... and 2) We have pretty much opposite art styles.
It was a challenge, yet- a great learning experience. I think were both pretty satisfied with the results and have made one of our goals a reality- to collaborate (and I don't mean doodling on a piece of paper at work, and writing outrageous captions for them)
Good job Nour! :) We did it! I'm proud of us!
P.s, these are just a few samples from the book, will post the rest when we're "allowed" :P