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

17 comments:

Bidoon Sukkar بدون سكّر said...

I am too! Thank you Abzi looking forward to more collaborative work soon!! :)

salli s. swindell said...

oh ABZ!!!!! this is wonderful!!! you two did a great job. i am very intrigued to see more pages....really well done.

Pablo said...

Abz my man!! What can I say but other then these pages are gorgeous! Really love the style used. You both deserve a lot of praise. I look forward to seeing more pages when you can show them.

Zane Yarbrough said...

hey Abz great looking stuff the style is great just like pablo said!

martinealison said...

Bravo! la création artistique n'a pas de frontière... Si tout allait de cette manière le monde serait heureux.
Bisous et merci de nous montrer votre travail.

Dennis Salvatier said...

Real nice.

theartofpuro said...

Congrats!The illos are wonderful,it will have a great success:)

Dawn said...

What fantastic pages!! I cannot wait to see more.

Emiis said...

O jej, piękne! Kocham to! :D

Nour said...

Thank you for all your comments and support :)

Jason Dove said...

Wow Abz! The book looks great! I am really impressed how the book came together with your friend on the other side of the world.

RuAn said...

For both congratulations. It's fantastic when a partnership goes so well. In your case it is a mocking eye. Hugs

Aniqua said...

wow!
These look really awesome. congratulations!

Tatiana Romanova Surya said...

brilliaaant work Abz! :)

Ely'sa Castro said...

ohhh beautiful work!! ^^

SóniaPestana said...

so cute! love it! congrats

tonicio said...

Genial, genial y genial...que más puedo decir.