Here are a few pages from my current project - a new children's picturebook written and illustrated by me. My goal is to finalise the manuscript, a mock-up of the whole book, and several more fully-elaborated pages by 30 June 2021. This date coincides with the deadline for submitting projects to The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase 3 2021, which is not a coincidence.
Picturebook makers from all around the world submit their unpublished projects to be considered by a large jury of top international publishers. The jury publishers vote independently for their favourites, and the projects with the most votes go into a unique book fair showcase and are presented online, year-round, on the dPICTUS platform.
This is an incredible opportunity for storybook authors and illustrators to have their work seen - and acquired - by publishers from around the world. Many artists are also approached by publishers and agents interested in their work.