Today I’m so happy to host the cover reveal for Camilla Cartographer! It was a pleasure interviewing Julie Dillemuth and Laura Wood about their new book, which is their third author/illustrator collaboration published by Magination Press.
Camilla Cartographer is a delightful book about finding your way, even when it’s not on any map!
Questions for Julie Dillemuth
Questions for Laura Wood
But if I have to pick one that I particularly enjoy looking at myself, it would be the opening one, where the reader is introduced to the main character, Camilla, and to her little world.
I wanted to make the image fun and engaging so that the reader could be thrown straight into the story and her world.
Here people can start getting to know her for the first time, having a sense of who she is and where she lives.
It took me a while to get this image right. Before getting to the final sketch I drew a few different versions until I was happy enough and I had the right composition to fit the story and the text.
RY: What’s your earliest (or best) map related memory?
Nowadays my maps are all on my phone, but my earliest memories go back to when maps were still on paper!
In particular, I remember when as a child I used to make maps myself about the world I was living in: a map of my room, my school, my building, etc… I was fascinated by them!
To be honest not much has changed 🙂