In between babies and toddlers and sleepless nights I’m managing to get wee bits of work done- sketches for new ideas, some new folio images and some alien experimentation.
Working on some new sketches for a third humongous hamster book for Piccadilly Press (UK) and Holt (Macmillan USA).
Should find out in the autumn if it’s going to go ahead! Fingers crossed!!
I received the US version of My Humongous Hamster today! The cover is totally different but just as fun!
Torin Alexander Freytag has arrived a wee bit early!!! He was born on my birthday!! A big boy at 9lbs 3oz. Let the fun begin!
Sock Monster has finally been unleashed and is now available to download from the AppStore (£1.99). Hope you enjoy it and help us spread the word!!!
“Sock Monster is a quirky storybook adventure for iPad with original hand-crafted artwork by exciting new author / illustrator Lorna Freytag. The story is for wee monsters aged 2-5yrs (but we’re sure you’ll love it just as much!). Follow Sock Monster as he GOBBLES, MUNCHES and CHOMPS all the socks in the house. What will he do when there are none left? Help him find all the socks before he fades away forever!”
Sock Monster is finally finished and has been uploaded to Apple for review before it can be released to the world! After a lot of hard work, a huge learning curve and lots of fun creating the scenes. I hope everyone likes him!!!
Here are some very early sketches for the story app:
I’m working on some exciting new ideas for picture books with amazing childrens book author Jeanne Willis. Watch this space!
I’ve almost finished all the images for the second humongous hamster book. It is due out next Spring (published by Piccadilly Press UK and Holt (Macmillan USA).
Wild Child has been shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award and the winner will be announced on Saturday 11th May. From 70 books 4 were shortlisted so i’m really chuffed! Jeanne Willis will be at the event in London just incase we win! Fingers crossed. The judges comments so far are great:
The second Humongous Hamster story was loved by the americans at Bologna so its going ahead- Yay!!
An image from “Wild Child” has been chosen for this seasons cover of The British Journal of Photography! I’m very chuffed! They’ve also featured some images in the article on photography in childrens books.
I have just received my first copies of “My Humongous Hamster” (officially released in April by Piccadilly Press). It’s always exciting to finally see the finished book!
My Wizard of Oz book has been released! You can order it on amazon here! Spot my dad as the big wizards head and my father-in-law as the munchkin! If you’re in my family you have to be in my books ; )
Wizard of OzText by Stella GurneyIllustrated by Lorna FreytagISBN 9781780972459
Had a very exciting meeting with Jeanne Willis and Orchard Books yesterday in London about some potential new projects!
I’m working away on the cover and some inside spreads for the second “My Humongous Hamster” book (tbc). Will know more after we see how it is received at the Bologna book fair in March. Fingers crossed!
Holt Publishing (Macmillan) in America are also on board to publish My Humongous Hamster! The proof of the book arrived last week and it looks great!
Wild Child has just been long listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal (an award for childrens illustration). The shortlist will be announced in March 2013! Fingers crossed!
Have finally finished “Wizard of Oz” and “My Humongous Hamster”! I’m extremely proud of myself that i managed to do it all with a new baby! Thanks so much to my wonderful models!
I’m now about start on a new digital adventure experimenting with interactive storybook ideas.
“My Humungous Hamster” picture book is going to be published by Piccadilly Press next year!
Here are some very, very early sketches: