I am looking for someone to illustrate my first children’s picture book that I intend to self-publish in both eBook and print formats.
Unfortunately my creative skills do not extend to art and design – I can’t draw, paint or create beautiful art at all. This is where I need YOU.
Task: Create 14 pictures (over 28 pages/ 500 words of story), plus a cover.
Money: A flat fee for the project that includes transfer of copyright and final art works to me as the author to use in the children’s picture book. There will be no additional royalties based on book sales, but I will be happy to credit the illustrator on the book if that is what he or she wants too.
Legal: There will be a written agreement setting out the rights, obligations, deadlines and compensation for author and illustrator.
Timeframe: September/ October 2016.
Art Work: I can provide some ideas for images, if that is easier, but creative control will ultimately be up to you.
I have written a handful of other picture books that need illustrations so there is likely to be a lot more work in the near future if this project goes well.
NOTE 1): Budget is somewhat flexible as I am unsure of a 'fair' rate, but I can only pay in the hundreds, not the thousands.
NOTE 2): Timeframe is somewhat flexible as I am also unsure of how long a project like this should take. However, I need the pictures back by end of October at the latest so I can produce a book by the end of the year.
If you are interested in the project, submit a proposal that includes a link to your portfolio. Also detail how long the project could take and your price. I will review candidates and send the shortlist a few more questions before I make a final decision.
Please include the phrase "boomer max" at the top of your bid.
If you have any questions, please let me know.