Is Debbie Tilley Available?

Is Debbie Tilley available?
On June 28, 1995, yes that was 15 years ago, my rep, Richard Salzman received a call from the art director at Gallaudet University Press. Is
Debbie Tilley available to do samples for an up coming project? We're going to be publishing a signing dictionary for children, needing
around 1000 illustrations.... and that's how it all started....

Fast forward 15 years:
On December 4, 2010, Richard, my rep received an email from the Editorial Director of Gallaudet University press, they were ready to get started
on the Children's Sign Language Dictionary! I think that is the longest lead time in freelance history! As it turned out, I had been illustrating children's picture
books nonstop for a long time. The thought of doing 1,000 individual drawings sounded so great to me, I couldn't wait to get started.......

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Babies start walking AROUND one year.
Babies have their own LANGUAGE.
I don't think I could have done this job early in my career.  Having  been an illustrator for 31 years, living in different places, having a kid, illustrating a bunch of picture books, blah, blah, blah.... really helps.  I've illustrated a couple of books about babies, so from time to time I use drawings inspired by those books. Babies Don't Eat Pizza and The Difference Between Babies and Cookies.  I like drawing babies a whole lot more than I liked taking care of one. Gillian, I'm glad you're 11.

No comments:

Post a Comment