Thursday, August 27, 2009

Knjiga o medvedek


I just completed a book with super-talented Slovenian author, Anja Kokalj. It's a really cute story about a little bear who gets a bicycle for his birthday. The book is actually in the Slovenian language, so they sent me an English translation of the story along with the Slovenian text. I really enjoyed working on this project. The book will be published sometime this winter-- I'll post more details as I have them.

August was a very busy month (projects, vacation, school starting, etc.), and I am so behind on catching up on my friends' blogs. Can't wait to see what everyone has been up to!

48 comments:

An said...

Your work is talented also, thus I augur a good future to that book. Your work is very good. I hope that someday it leaves in Galician. Saúdos and apertas

3ster said...

Wow, great work!!
I love it, Eric, I´m glad to find you :)

michael robertson said...

these are fantastic, eric! the characters are so appealing and your style is just wonderful. amazing stuff...

Silke said...

I am such a fan of your illustrations! They are so light with such gorgeous colors! Love your style!! :) Silke

Ale said...

I like a sweet bears!!!


Many hugs from Guatemala!!

Ale

Peter Breese said...

Swwwweeeeeetttttneeeessssss! Yup... that should sum it up nicely.

Chris Kennett said...

Ace work Eric. Always love seeing your work.

Roberta Baird said...

Well how totally cool is that!!! Congrats on your book Eric!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You have just created moments that will be printed on the minds of little ones forever! I'm so proud of you and happy for you my brother!!! This is some boss work!!! I can tell that you enjoyed yourself it comes of the page! It's so beautifully illustrated. great job Dude.
hugs a plenty

nina seven said...

eric - the book looks fantastic! top notch work!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW! Dang, I just did a cartwheel, and I think I twisted somethin' that's not meant to be twisted. WOOHOOO, ERIC! This is the news I've been waiting for from you! You SOOOO deserve this, and I am thrilled beyond anything. I enjoyed blowing up the images and admired all your fantabulous texture. And these adorable characters! Ohhhh! I'm going to brush up on my Slovenian now, because I'm definitely ordering this book. I don't care if I have to hire some random Slovenian off the street to buy it at a bookstore and send it to me. Congratulations!

Fotf said...

Nice one Eric, good for you :-)

abhishek singh said...

Beautiful , the first one is too damn adorable ,
so post the details of the book soon:)
n many congratulations friend

Coralie colorie said...

This book will be amazing ! I love your illustrations so much !

kathy hare said...

Eric, they are wonderful! what a beautiful book this is going to be.. Congratulations my friend, it is a great achievement.. xxx

Tomás Serrano said...

Beautiful work. You know I like your style.

Anja said...

I'm so thrilled and happy. It's so amazing to see illustrations on your site and to read all the comments about our paper-baby (read.book) :o))))

P.S. Thank you for your comment on my blog. You are really sweet.

Eric Barclay said...

Thanks so much everyone!

Bella, you made me laugh so hard coffee came out of my nose!

Anja, it was such a thrill to work with you on this project!

Diana Evans said...

oh ERIC!!! these illustrations are wonderful!!! you are amazing...please let us know when the book is out!!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

You've been super busy! Congratulations on finishing the book! It really looks fantastic! Your illustrations are so warm and inviting!

Caroline said...

So this is where you've been Eric!! What delightful illustrations - I'd love to see this book when its published!

krisztina maros said...

hi Eric,
it seems so charming book! congrats on your publishing and I also can't wait to see more works by YOU!

woody said...

This is so great Eric! You will have to find a way to get this book to your American admirers, aka me!

Asja said...

oh, this looks so sweet!

Food and Drugs said...

Amazing work!
You have gone a step forward, I'd dare to say.
Congratulations!

nessadee said...

The illustrations look awesome! Your work is such an inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Francisco Martins said...

Hey Eric!
Wow, such beautiful illustrations man! Love them! I LOVEEE the way you designed the trees! Gorgeous work...
Congratulations on the book, I'm sure it will be stunning. Can't wait to see more!
Welcome back!

Francisco

Abz said...

Getting such a compliment from someone who did the above illustrations...wow! Are you kiddin me? Thanks!!

I love all your work...keep them coming! Get that "follow" option workin man-- it'll be easir for all of us to follow you. ;)

Tanya said...

You are amazing! I just want to jump into that page and be a part of that world. I can't wait to purchase the book for my baby's nursery. So fun!

damon said...

to cute man

love it

yoon see said...

Deat brother Eric,
Thanks for dropping by and giving me kind comments as always.
Congrats and congrats Eric on your success here.
It's very inspiring for me to drop by and see your work. Your work are incredibly beautiful!
Even an adult like me will turn to be a child again!
I just want to wish you all the best in the book seeling. May you have more opportunity to come!
Take care.
I really love the little guys, they are migically beautiful!

Best regards,
Yoon See
p/s: I will always be back, no matter how busy you are Eric!

Alicia Padrón said...

Woohoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO happy for you Eric!!!
I knew it was a matter of time you talented you!

It looks amazing! Can't wait to get my copy :o)

Gaia said...

Fantastic Eric! Congratulations on the new book, let us know when it will be out. We need (me and Elia) a book with your beautiful illos, even if it's in slovenian, I'm sure the pictures will be enough for us to understand. I really like the one with the tree! :D

Tracy said...

Oh, Congratulations, ERIC!!!! :) So impressed and proud of you...your work is always amazing! I'm glad to know you've been busy working and that's why I hadn't seen any new work posted or comments from you. Keep illustrating cause you are definitely one of my favorites!!!!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

wow, I think your client is very wise to hire you to draw for his book!
Lovely bear!
You know you always inspire me with your talent in art, an I want to give you an award. Please pick it up when you are free!

Chickengirl said...

The bears are super duper cute! I love the world you created for them. Congratulations..it looks like it is a fabulous book!

ValGalArt said...

congratulations eric!!! the colours and characters are wonderful! Love this :)

Valerie Lorimer said...

I'm always blown away by your work, Eric! They are so lovely.

zime said...

Yes, really great work Eric!! I love it!! :)

Cheryl Lynn said...

I guess it's just Bella's job to have people screaming laughing! Oh my, how did I miss this post, my friend? This is wonderful! I am so happy for you and what lovely, precious illustrations. I can't wait to get this one.

YOU ROCK!

OLDJIMMY said...

Congratulations Eric!

Kay Aker said...

Very cool!

Amy C said...

oh my such cute beary & squirrely goodness

J. E. Morris said...

These are really wonderful. I love his cool red bike!

roz said...

GASP! How gorgeous are these? Many congratulations! Please let us know when the book comes out, I'd love to get a copy for myself. =o)))

justdoodleit said...

Awesome! Congrats on the book!

sketched out said...

Ooooh, congrats, Eric!! Such adorable bears. I'm sure the author loved your illustrations!! How could they not!

Debbie Meyer said...

This is absolutely adorable and fantastic all rolled into one! I'm so happy for you, Eric!!! I love your style. You're very gifted! Congratulations on the book, and may you have continued success in all that you do. You rock!!