The economics of his first book experience had him doubting if being a children’s book illustrator was a viable career. We’ll spoil the story for you; it all works out. He continues to illustrate, and we get to enjoy books like The Araboolies of Liberty Street, Pumpkins: A Story for a Field, By My Brother’s Side and The Birthday Tree.
On this edition of Just One More Book!!, illustrator Barry Root talks about his relative anonymity on the web (his own website will be available soon), the time investment for illustrating books and turning down work.
Photo courtesy of Barry Root.