September 8, 2009

THE NEW STYLE FOR THE GABRIEL PETERS SERIES



Hi, book 3 in the Gabriel Peters series is well on its way. With an illustrator and designer change it is taking a bit longer than was first anticipated. I think it will be worth the wait! The third book is titled The Gabriel World Book Of Records.

The style is intended to look as though Gabriel (at this point a fifth grader) has pulled these drawings and writings directly from his journal. As though YOU are reading his journals and seeing his doodles.

In this book many adventures will occur, not the least of which is Gabriel and his buddies trying very hard to make it into the Guinness World Book of Records. Their main endeavor is to build the World's largest spit pool... ewwww...

I am writing furiously in book 4 and 5 and have 6 total planned and outlined. I would love to hear from you regarding your impressions of these rough sketches for the new book, particularly if you are used to the style in the previous two (which by the way will be completely redone to reflect the entire book series in the same light).

Click on each picture to blow it up and to read the script next to the tree house easier.

3 comments:

Kelly said...

These sketches are great! I love his skinny lil legs!

tech teacher said...

Love 'em! The girls and I got a kick out the spit pool, gross!

Justin Matott said...

Thanks for chiming in ladies! The spit pool just gets grosser as the book goes on, so sorry... I really like the new look and hope all of my readers will too!