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Being informed is a must when starting a new project, especially if it involves illustration or animation. Children’s picture books,  graphic novels and even animations for your YouTube channel – they all require careful planning. Let us share our experience with you about the publishing market, how to find the perfect people to work on your book or animation project, or how to use new technology to enhance your book, for example Augmented Reality.

Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Proper Children’s Book

Posted on April 13, 2019

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I’m sure we’ve all read a children’s book to our own children, nieces and nephews, or even kids we’re babysitting, and thought “Wow. Writing a children’s book must be so easy. I could probably do it in my sleep!” I used to be as guilty as the next person, until I learned how complicated and intricate children’s books really are. So, if you have decided to write your own children’s book, make sure to avoid

10 Secrets of Writing a Good Comic Book Script

Posted on April 3, 2019

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Often times people come up with brilliant ideas for a comic book, but they just don’t know how to execute their ideas properly, so their ideas are never used. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 10 simple secrets to write a good comic book script. Make sure your plot and story are completely planned out before you start. You don’t want to get halfway through then realize you

How does augmented reality works ?

Posted on April 1, 2019

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Technology has come so far, that nowadays we can use it to enhance the physical world we see and live in, in real time. Augmented reality is one of the latest digital inventions that can actually blend real life and virtual reality. But how exactly does it work and what can we use it for?Augmented reality basically takes a pre-established set of digital information and overlays it onto the physical world. The process involves two

How can we use augmented reality to increase sales in print books?

Posted on March 29, 2019

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Augmented reality is one of the latest and most successful technological inventions and it can turn any plane image into a magic show. This new creation of the digital era uses a camera with sensors to transform a target picture into moving action. Unlike virtual reality, it does not replace the physical object, it completes it. You might think that this is a new threat to the print industries that have suffered in the past

Augmented reality and interactive books in education

Posted on March 26, 2019

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The power of distraction of media and the digital world is so strong nowadays, that it becomes increasingly difficult to awaken children’s interest in learning activities, let alone make them stay focused. But how about we change the perspective: why not use those same distractions as a tool in our children’s education? First of all, new technologies like augmented reality and interactive books are amazing methods of satisfying both you as a parent, and your

Virtual reality vs. Augmented reality

Posted on March 9, 2019

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One of the biggest confusions in the virtual space today is the distinction between Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR).  Both are getting tremendous attention from the media and both are showing great growth possibilities.  But is the difference between them? Let’s find out. Virtual reality is the creation of artificial, computer-generated simulation of real life and environment, or of non-existing realities and situations. Virtual reality’s main goal is creating an artificial world that

How much do you pay for a children’s book illustration?

Posted on March 1, 2019

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If you are publishing your first children’s book, choosing an illustrator should be your main focus. We know kids are very visual, therefore the more lively your book looks, the more of a bestseller it will be. You can either self publish and find an illustrator by yourself-but this will be time-consuming and with questionable reliability- or you can choose a professional illustration studio or an illustration agency. Some illustrators and designers use hourly rate prices;

How to find an illustrator for my childrens book or graphic novel?

Posted on February 26, 2019

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Once you’ve finished putting all your awesome ideas on paper and have yourself a story, one task still remains to be done: How to find an illustrator for your book? There are a few options you can choose from: through a specialized agency, through freelancing websites, simply Google it or working with an illustration studio. Most agencies offer a wide range of styles and an even wider range of illustrators (up to hundreds), like  Lemonade

What is the process when working with an illustrator?

Posted on February 21, 2019

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So you just finished writing the text for your picture book and now you’re anxiously waiting to move on to the next stage: the illustration process. Weather you already have a clear image of what you want your book to look like or you want to leave it to the artist and be surprised, you will have to go though the same process of illustration. But how does it work? Here are the steps to