Monday, March 19, 2012

Update from Dear Japan: App is released on iTunes store® on 2012.3.11

Ooooooh how exciting!!I just got a letter from Art Ehon 
I'm so proud I took part in this worthy cause & its been so great to see it take form & finally be released!
Well done to ArtEhon!

"Dear Picture Book Artists,
It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of "Dear JAPAN"
app on Apple's iTunes store on March 11, 2012, on the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
All 136 illustrations and messages sent by those of you who had kindly supported our cause are included in this app, and a part of sale will go towards the relief organizations to help support the reconstruction efforts.
A year has passed since this catastrophic event has befallen us, but still a great deal more of time, effort, and support need to go into those afflicted regions.
If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, please let us know, and we will make an arrangement to allow you one download of the app.
"Dear JAPAN" illustrations and messages have already been shown in libraries, schools, and exhibitions in various locations in Japan, including the afflicted regions. We intend to continue organizing charity events and activities so that we can share your messages with a greater audience.
For details of our past and upcoming activities, please see:
We would be most grateful if you would help support our endeavor by forwarding the attached press release to your friends, family, and colleagues.
Thanking you for all your support in the past year, and with our kindest regards,
Tomoko Yamamoto
Art Ehon, Ltd."

Monday, March 12, 2012

My first Digital Book!!!!

It's finally happened!
After 3 months of hard work,research and painting,collecting patterns and textures(which by the way I managed to erase off of my photoshop...but thats another story)
Enid Richemont, a well known and published Author from the UK,and I  worked together through uTales collaborations,Enid was great to work with!
I am very proud to show you our lovely book called 'More'
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed illustrating it!
and of course because its an eBook I could 'play' around with all kinds of interesting sounds & actions.uTales has a very user friendly program and made it great you can hear magic,animal sounds ,rain and the Maharajah can actually have a temper tantrum!

I thank Enid for her contstant support, motivation, advice and compassion!
and uTales for bringing us together!
may it go many places!!!!
The cover of MORE
A collection of pictures from our book MORE