I’m very excited to have received my copies of the Chinese edition of “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies & Birds.” I think it’s my first book to have been published in China. Although pop-up books have been produced in China for a long time now they haven’t always been available for sale there. My trip to Shanghai a couple of years ago was part of a promotion to create more awareness for pop-up books in China.
Apologies, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated my website! That’s partly because I’ve been exploring a lot of different paper design concepts that are out for consideration right now. These are in addition to pop-ups and I’m hoping that I can get them out in the marketplace some day.
Separately, the artwork for my next pop-up book is almost completed and looks amazing! We hope to send that to the printer any day now. The book should be out in the Spring of 2017, so I can’t wait for that! More on that later.
I was thrilled today when a friend posted a picture they took of Paper Blossoms in Liberty of London! I’ve been a big fan of Liberty for years, so I feel very honored. Thank you Liberty, thank you Alison!
Michael Yang from popupkingdom has a great new book just published about the history of pop-ups. The book features countless photographs of tunnel books, carousel books, theatre books, doll house books, and others. Michael has one the largest collections of pop-up books that I know of and is without doubt the pre-eminent expert on the genre. At the moment the book is only available in Chinese which makes it a problem for me to read! But at least I can enjoy the pictures!
My website being down recently made me realize that I hadn’t updated it since last December!! That is mostly due to having to move out of my house to work on much needed repairs well into February of this year.
After that I spent some time working on new project options, a corporate marketing pop-up that I can’t promote, and then finally beginning another pop-up book project in May.
As I write this I’m about three-quarters of the way through designing the pop-ups for new book with completed blank spreads sent to the printer in Asia for costing. The book is scheduled for release in 2017! Nothing moves fast in the world of pop-ups!
I also have two more corporate projects waiting in the wings which I’m looking forward to starting soon!
Many apologies if you tried to access this site recently. I had some technical issues that took a while to resolve! I’d like to redesign the site at some point but first I need to find the time!
I’m very excited to hear that “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies & Birds” has been included in the Entertainment Weekly and People magazine Holiday Gift Guides this season!!
I was very surprised and thrilled to hear that Amazon had chosen “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies, and Birds” as one of it’s Editor’s Picks in the “Fun and Quirky” category!!