Nina Rycroft

Nina Rycroft

Blue Mountains, Australia


A Talk @ The State Libraty NSW

To all my fellow bubblers,
To kick off the new year, I’ll be holding a Children’s Book Illustration talk
at the State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
Tuesday 20th January at 10.30am
Hope to see you there!
Happy holidays.

From Page to Stage!

Nina Rycroft’s illustrations in BOOM BAH on stage
Written by Phil Cummings Working title Press

For those of you who didn’t get the chance to see the stage show of BOOM BAH! Please take a look.

BOOM BAH! The live show

My illustrations of Goat, Cat, Pig and Hen come to life on stage…lots of fun! The Windmill production of BOOM BAH! was such a success, it will now be touring Korea, Singapore and New Zealand in 2009.

Illustration Submission Tips

An editor has a few spare minutes to pursue her slush pile. She’s got 50-plus submissions on her shelf. She pulls out yours. You have about five seconds to make her want to read your letter and view your work.

Keep these tips in mind when sending illustration submissions:
- Spend time getting the person’s name and title correct.
Visit your local library or book shop, the imprint page lists names and addresses of publishers. Or (for Australians) join the Australian Society of Authors, they publish a book each year listing most Australian publishers (names of the art directors, editors etc). Even with all this information I still find myself calling the publishers to get the Mrs, Miss or Ms correct. It’s time consuming but if you get this detail right, you’ll make a positive first impression…

Portfolio Tips for the children's book industry

I’ve had many a RedBubbler asking me for advice about becoming a children’s book illustrator. Rather than write to the individual, I thought I’d post the information for all the read.

In 1998, I decided to become a children’s book illustrator, I learnt the hard way! – It took me two years to get my first picture book published (apparently this was fast going). I would like to share some of my knowledge with fellow Redbubblers, in the hope that your success as a published artist will be an easier journey than mine. All I ask is that you share with me your success stories.

Preparing your work for publishers is the first, and most important step for getting noticed by publishers.

Portfolio Tips
- Show uniform, quality colour copies on an easy A4 or A3 format.
- Make your portfoli…

Hippo Sale

I’m so excited!! Last week I had my first RB sale!!! Thank so much mystery buyer of a ‘Hippo’ card and print. You made my week!!

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