What's News In JED's World
Children's Book Extravaganza
2 Illustrators - 3 Authors - 4 Books.
IFWG Publishing Australia Official Book Launch and Book Signing - 2:00 pm Saturday 13th February 2016 at Harry Hartog Bookstore in Woden ACT. Launch of The Adventures of Teddy and Karl by Rolf Svensen and Jeffery E Doherty. Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies by Jeffery E Doherty, Drums and Powerlines by Rowena Evans. Plus New Cover reveal of Paper Magic, Jeff's first children's book.
Come along and meet Jeffery E Doherty, Rolf Svensen, Paula Boer and Rowena Evans.
13 January 2016
The Adventures of Teddy and Karl - update
The e-book version and print copies of The Adventures of Teddy and Karl are both now available for sale. Today I arrived home to find a box of books from the publisher. They look amazing.
9 November 2015
The Adventures of Teddy and Karl is now available. The print version can be purchased from the IFWG Australia Publishing Book Store and will soon be available to order from other on-line bookstores. The e-book version of the book will be available soon.
23 October 2015
The ARC of The Adventures of Teddy and Karl is back from the printers and the book looks beautiful. It will soon be GO for launch.
12 October 2015
The Adventures of Teddy & Karl
The collection of bedtime stories I illustrated is almost due for release. The Adventures of Teddy & Karl is a collection of ten bedtime stories about a boy, a teddy bear helping out lots of Australian animals. The book contains ten stories and seventy-two full colour illustrations.
The launch of the book is set for early November, 2015 in Canberra.
2014 Australian Shadow Awards Winner
SQ Mag Edition #14,
a special Australiana edition has just been announced as the winner of the best Edited Work of 2014 in the Australian Shadow Awards.
I am proud to have contributed by creating the cover art and cover design for this amazing issue.
27 April 2015
Another New Cover Art Project
I have just finished the cover art design for Warren Goodwin's new swashbuckling pirate adventure, The Buxacan Spicerunner I am just waiting on the text for the layout and the book will be ready to roll off the presses in the next week or so.
14 November 2014
Two New Cover Art Projects
I have two new cover art projects coming soon.
The first is the cover of SQMag's special Australian issue due out on the 1st of May. I am excited to have been invited to do another cover for the magazine, especially the May Special Edition Issue again.
The second cover project is a book cover illustration for David Sperry's Sci-Fi adventure novel, Pouakai.
Painting of the week
SQ Mag Cover 18/04/2013
On the 1st of May, Edition 8 of the new format SQ Mag will be released with my cover art. This issue is a special Women in Speculative Fiction issue with brilliant female writers like Cat Rambo and Cat Sparx. I have just heard that the editors are so impressed with the cover they have made the unprecedented decision to release a cover preview. This will be revealed on their Facebook page in the next few days.
SQ Mag Page
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The school mural is complete and has been mounted in the school. The response from the teachers and kids has been wonderfully positive. I have been commissioned by the principal to paint six more murals as a long term project.
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ABC OPEN INTERVIEW
I was recently interviewed for the Day In The Life series on ABC Open by Lyn Oxley. Lyn is a fellow writer and budding video producer. You can see the interview HERE
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Cover of May Issue of SQ Mag.
My illustration was accepted by SQ Mag for their May Cover.
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I am proud to announce that I am part of the Bathurst Arts Trail, a group of over 30 local artists opening their private studios and galleries to the public. The galleries will be open on the first weekend of each month. Brochure/maps will be available from the Bathurst Visitors Centre. Come visit my workspace. Open Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April.
On Saturday the 25th of February, I will be holding a series of painting workshops for kids at the Eglinton Gymkhana. I will be teaching kids to paint aboriginal inspired designs on boomerangs.
I queried a publishing company about my chapter book, 'Paper Magic' (I'm submitting it in March when they re-open their books) and ended up with an illustration commission and a place on their books as one of their illustrators.
My illustration 'Little Red Hen' was accepted for the (PIO) Pass It On, the on-line Writers newsletter. I was excited by having my illustration sellected and pleased with the 12 month subscription. Thank you Jackie.
Leaf Art Sales! Sunday the 13th of February was my first attempt to sell my artworks and prints at the Bathurst Showground Markets. I sold a few pieces on the day and took on a couple of orders but the highlight of the day was being commissioned to paint a series of sixteen paintings for a lovely lady who will be taking them to Canada as gifts for her family and friends. I have now completed the last of the sixteen commissioned paintings.
Sixteen paintings packaged up and delivered to Canada. I can't wait for Beth to let me know how they are were received by their new owners.
Paintings For Your Pocket. I have started painting very small scenes on silver birch leaves. These paintings are the perfect size to fit into a clear acrylic key-ring. I am selling them for $20.00 each. I have also started making reproduction print key-rings for $5.00 and producing greeting cards with prints of my work, also for $5.00
My Cover Illustration for On-line kids magazine, 'Literature For Kids' was accepted for their joint November/December 2011 issue on Family and Weather. You can view the illustration in my gallery or check out the magazine at http://www.literature4kids.com/
School mural for Eglinton Public School. I have completed the scale draft painting of the mural and it was approved with enthusiasm. The background is painted and I'm hoping to organise the children who will be helping, and to start painting the details early in 2012.
The Ultimate Acknowledgment
Today was the school Book Parade for Education Week.
This is the ultimate form of acknowledgment and flattery. One of the student came to the Parade dressed as Olivia Stone, the main character from my book, Olivia stone and the Trouble with Trixies.
Her little sister came dressed as Yip, the grotesque. She is the absolute cutest grotesque I have ever seen.
4 August, 2016
Book Sale and Signing - Eglinton Country Fair
I will be selling and signing copies of my books, including 'Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies' at the Eglinton Country Fair on Saturday 27th of February, 2016. Come along and say hi. Benny Hope, from BROCK will be hosting the launch.
1 February 2016
Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies Hits the Shelves.
My new children's fantasy novel is out and available. They will soon be available in book stores. They can also be ordered on line in print and ebook formats.
31 January 2016
Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies