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.......

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Once In A While

Sometimes I think it would be funny to submit a sketch like this one.  I just did it to amuse myself, I doubt the client would find it amusing.  I just finished 100 more sketches, think I need a break.


  1. I'll be interested to see they sign off on this one. I love it, but I'm not sure what the client will think about a kid smoking and drinking.

    Meanwhile, "OUT" is just precious. Next time I'm mad at my dog Mary I'm going to show her this drawing!

  2. All I've ever wanted was to have a tiny bit of your talent. Since I don't, I can look over your shoulder and dream. Thanks for always making me smile.