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, March 24, 2011


Back in February, I submitted two ideas for SEE.  If you remember, microscope guy was rejected.... but I wasn't about to give up on him.  I thought TINY was a word, it wasn't, but LITTLE was!!!  I resubmitted the sketch using the word LITTLE, (meaning something small) and voila, accepted!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Word: BUSY

I wanted to take a minute to apologize to all my followers (and you four people know who you are).  There is a catch 22 in keeping the blog updated constantly,  I have to stop doing the work, to do the blog.  So in order to have a fast paced, action packed, updated by the minute blog, I would have to have no work.  Then, I wouldn't have anything to write about.  It's a problem.  A good example is Mr. Sheen.  Now that he has nothing to do, he has loads of time to tweet, blog and hawk t-shirts.  The problem is, he has nothing to say, except that he's out of work.  So, if you notice that I haven't added anything new lately, it means I'm BUSY.