I’m just posting an illustration of some characters I made up for children’s book or greeting card series. It is a primitive rag doll named Charlotte, with her two friends. They are her trusting, Scottish terrier (another primitive icon) Toby; and Gunther, the goose (primitive icon again). Gunther is the sidekick, comical one, who always seems to get into mischief. Toby just kind of sits quietly by and is usually on the receiving end of Gunther’s antics. Like the straight guy. Charlotte is the guiding, mother figure and keeps the two in line.
I must say, I have much fun drawing these pictures and making them have all kinds of neat adventures together. I just can’t seem to find the right way to market them, I guess. I have an illustrated story I have done with them, but haven’t put it out there as yet. I am thinking maybe cute greeting cards or along that line. But for now, I’ll just see where it takes me. I do have another post about the book I wrote awhile back.
Anyway, for now, I am posting this picture to celebrate Fall, and I will post more to follow. This will force me to continue to draw this trio and maybe come up with a marketing idea as I go along. It can’t hurt, right? Here it is:
This is also something that I have been planning for awhile. I have always wanted to write and illustrate several children’s books.
Some of the ideas were generated just from a series of drawings I had done. One series was called “Charlotte and Friends”.
“Charlotte and Friends” was a series of greeting cards I had done that had 3 characters. It was a country theme which included Charlotte, a motherly primitive rag doll,Gunther, the comical country goose, and Toby, the loyal scottish terrier. I have a whole book completed titled “Charlotte and Friends Picnic ABC”. It goes through the alphabet as they pack goodies away in a basket for a picnic. I have only sent it to one publisher so far, but they sent it back with a rejection letter. So….it’s off to another publisher. Try,try again!