[listening to "sunflower" by post malone & swae lee]
i had the opportunity to draw a second Little Golden Book! this time, Captain Marvel goes on another adventure with some of her Avengers friends in "Avengers:Battle on the Moon"! doing these books have been the highlight of my career thus far. and seeing the reaction of parents and kids give me extra motivation to bring stories and art to all ages. it is especially motivating when someone brings up their daughter to me at a con to show them that a girl can be an professional artist if she wanted to. it's something that i didn't get to see growing up but i'm glad i'm able to give to other kids.
anyways, without getting more into emotional notes, i'm happy that i got to draw this book. it's written by John Sazaklis who also wrote the "Captain Marvel Little Golden Book" that i drew before. the book is out now and can be bought at most places that you've seen kids books in, as well as online. i wanted to share some of the different sketches that this cover went through before it finally got approved. this one was a little tougher cuz Penguin Random House wanted to tell a specific story with it, Disney/Marvel wanted their own take, so it took a couple of different tries and then more tweaks before landing on the finished concept.
if there's anything to take away from this, it's that for any future or aspiring artists trying to do art professionally who may be reading this post - don't be upset if the first few sketches don't get approved. it's very normal and somewhat expected. and sometimes, the 3rd or 4th or 5th version turns out to be better!