Saturday, October 13, 2007

Quick Sketches/Ideas for Book Dummy



This book dummy stuff is wonderfully exciting, frustrating and mysterious all at the same time. Anyone know if any good links to other dummies, or dummy instructions? Please list here and I'll make a separate post for it--or even put a section for it on the side-scrolls of the blog if there are enough. Here is a link I found from Dav Pilkey's site. For one of his books he includes his entire book dummy, which I find incredibly inspiring. Also, Babette Cole is selling a DVD that explains her process for book making, which I purchased. I'll give a little review once I receive it.
Dav Pilkey's Behind the Pages
Babette Cole DVD

Suddenly my imac g5 is running like it has thick honey in it. It must have something to do with all the graphics I'm using and the generous 250 MB RAM included with the package (whoopie). I guess I'll be upgrading (cry) with more memory. I'm sure it will be well worth the purchase (she told herself). I'm tired of watching that little wrist watch count down every time I do anything to a graphic. At this rate I'll be well into my 90's before I get this sent off.

2 comments:

Kristi Valiant said...

Hi Paige,

Yellapalooza has a page on creating picture book dummies: http://www.yellapalooza.com/tutorials/dummies.html

I'm working on my first trade picture book dummy right now too. I've illustrated lots of early readers and love creating them, but they're so fast - only 6 weeks or so for the whole book. It's great to work on my own story and pour lots of time into it.

Thanks for putting a link to my blog on your side bar.

Warm wishes,
Kristi

Ginger*:)* said...

Hi Paige,
I have a book dummy on my website. It isn't much more than how I put some of mine together, but it may help.
http://www.gingernielson.com/dummies.html

I usually like to hand stitch and do real hardback covers, but there is another way which creates a lightweight dummy for better postage in the mailing to and from.