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You’re awesome, <<First Name>>. And don’t you forget it.

Hello friends! I'm hard at work on two upcoming picture books, and I've also been visiting a lot of classrooms. One of my favorite things to do is play a drawing game with the children where we design our own character, and it always yields hilarious results. Meet "Tomato Head Penguin Jr.", created by some pretty cool Brooklyn first graders!
Here's how I can draw at your school.
Picture Book Before and After: Pax and Blue

Pax and Blue will make its debut on February 7. Readers rarely get to see the extensive revisions that come with making a picture book. Things change, move around, and are reworked entirely—in both the manuscript and art. Here a couple of before and afters:
[ BEFORE ]    Original art sample for pages 10-11 that was submitted to Simon & Schuster.
[ AFTER ]    Art for pages 10-11 as it appears in the final book. Pax and Blue are far more visible against the crowd, and character designs have changed. An overall limited color palette is kept, but with the addition of a few accent colors for warmth.
[ BEFORE ]    Very early rough sketch of pages 6-7.
[ AFTER ]    Art for pages 6-7 as it appears in the final book. Placement of elements has changed—most notably Pax's mother moving out of the frame, except for her forearm and hand.
A Sweet Valentine’s Day Gift for You

Pre-order Pax and Blue on or before February 6, and I’ll send you a set of adorable friendship notes you can share with your friends for Valentine’s Day, or any day! Your gift includes a set of 4 notes with envelopes, a sheet of matching stickers, and a signed book plate.
Pre-order Pax and Blue
Link Pack O’ Fun

The folks at Babble and Daily Mail had nice things to say about my illustrated travel journals.

Need a change? Here’s my step-by-step on shifting careers.

Want to hear the story behind my book dedication?
‘Lori Reads a Story’ Event Calendar
Sunday, February 12, 10:30 am
STORIES Bookshop
458 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, February 26, 11:30 am
Powerhouse on 8th
1111 8th Ave, Brooklyn
*with Sujean Rim

Let’s Work Together

Friends, I’m actively seeking design projects. I’d love to work on marketing, logos/branding, and websites. Email me if you have a project you think might be a fit. (And please pass my name along to friends and colleagues who may need a designer!)
PAX AND BLUE by Lori Richmond, Simon & Schuster, February 7, 2017 Pre-order now!
BUNNY'S STAYCATION by Lori Richmond, Scholastic, 2018, as part of a 2-book deal
OOPSIE-DO by Tim Kubart, illustrated by Lori Richmond, HarperCollins, 2018
SKELLY'S HALLOWEEN by David Martin, illustrated by Lori Richmond, Macmillan, 2018

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