Tuesday, March 10, 2009

CALAMITY JACK is finished!

CALAMITY JACK, the sequel to RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE, is now finished! (Well, except for the cover.) The entire book is now in the publisher's hands. I can't wait to see some printed pages. Let the wait for printing begin.

I'd like to thank Mindy for being a great letterer and color mapper--she worked very hard, right up to the end on this book, while juggling the house, the kids, the huge dog, and the cranky illustrator in the basement (me.) She deserves a vacation/prize package/giant novelty check for $700,000.00 . Love ya Min!

Special thanks to the other 'mappers, Lindsay, Layna, Lauren and Yodit--they did months of labor intensive work--and did a fantastic job. Patrick, a freelance designer in New York, who Bloomsbury has working hard on the design aspects of the book, as well as the "BOOM!, WHAAM!, CRUNCH!" sound effects. The hardworking folks at Bloomsbury. And, of course, Shannon and Dean for writing a great story.

It's in the can! Wahoooooooo!


Tiffany said...

Congrats! How about a sunny Florida vacation to celebrate?!?

shannon hale said...

Nathan Hale, you're my hero. Seriously. You are.

Erin said...

Yay yay yay!!! *does a happy dance for you*

Nathan said...

Thanks everybody! The plan was to finish in december of 2008. That would have been pretty sweet, but even behind schedule, finishing this project feels pretty great!

Anonymous said...

Horray! Sister and I are very happy for you! We'll be waiting eagerly until the book comes out!

Sis says:
It's going to be the best book ever, and that you are a very good illustrator.
She's overjoyed. She didn't stop jumping up and down...

Love ya'! (in brotherly love, of course)
Kiera and sis.

Enna Isilee said...

Wahoo! Congrats! I'm SO excited to see the finished product.

prashanth said...

Hi Nathan,

I read rapunzel's revenge and liked it a lot. I didn't like the part where her braids are cut off but I understand the authors intention.

Does rapunzel regrow her hair in 'Calamity Jack', coz somehow Rapunzel with short hair doesnt sound like Rapunzel..

Regards Prashanth