We started out the project, both having no experience of publishing a book, but armed with Karine’s language skills (I think she knows something like 3+ languages), a thai language consultent and my experiences of drawing online comics/design experiences we set out on our journey.
Karine worked away with the script while I worked on developing the character and story pages. After many months of slog, Karine decided as the book was specialist that she would go the self publishing route. So I stepped up and took on designing and typesetting the whole book ready for the commercial printers. I also wanted to disprove the misconception that just because a book is self published does not at all mean that the quality of the book compromised.
After months of throwing ourselves into finishing the book, my copy finally arrived in February 2013! =D As someone that has a been a long digital artist I had almost forgotten the feeling of holding an object in your hands.
A lot of lesson have been learnt about the publishing process and it really has sparked some hidden inspiration in me to a point I’m looking to focus on illustration full time =).