Since the crash of 2008 I have found it more difficult to find US publishers willing to do the kind of full color hard cover books I want to do like this, so I've found myself migrating to other countries. Drawn To New York
came out last fall in a Spanish edition and will be published in France next fall. The only English edition is as an e-book. An avowed luddite, I never expected to find myself in the digital world, but when I was approached by the new e-book publisher Bemis Balkind, I decided I'd rather have my book available than not. With publishers taking fewer and fewer chances, this is the path I find myself taking. I have to admit, seeing this book on a (borrowed) ipad and having the art looking so luminous and digitally flipping the pages like a book opened a door.I will leave print, kicking and screaming, but intend to further explore the possibilitites presented by e-books. Particularly the area where books that are long out of print may find a new life and audience in this form.
If, unlike me, you are the owner of an ipad
You can get all 200 pages of Drawn To New York here:
If you speak Spanish (most of the book is wordless so you can still get most of it), you can find a real live hardcover of the book here: