Below is the basic set-up for
this section, over the coming months, I will be fleshing it out and detailing each stage.
The Stages of a Book--From Manuscript to Bound Copies
The initial manuscript and how it was broken
The initial thumbnails and thoughts about the
design of the book and the visuals. My ideas for how the pictures would work with
The first tight sketches, where people besides myself can begin to see the book visually.
A Book Dummy
The first real test...does it work as a book?
The first presentation to the editors.
Corrections and Changes
The inevitable small changes and corrections.
Photo Reference &
The most invisible part of the making of the book.
The book begins to take shape.
The final production phase of actually working
on the paintings.
The book goes to the press and production
people...and we make any final (we hope) corrections.
The book is printed, but not bound. Last chance to change
anything, and only if it is a major gaffe.
It's DONE!!! Now we get to share it with people.
What happens when.