Friday, June 29, 2012

Super Examples!

When we first started our blog, it was so that we could share some of our ideas and artwork with you as we went through the production of Super Grammar. And now, even though our production of Super Grammar is finished, and even though it's going to be published (very soon—on September 1st!), it doesn't mean that we can't still share some Super Grammar fun with you. So that's what we're going to do!

As you know, at the end of any superhero or supervillain's character description, we always include Super Example sentences to help us better understand and remember what we just learned about that character. Well, in the book, each and every single one of our Super Examples will include a full color illustration.

Here are some of our favorites:

The Prickly Pair are causing trouble.
 
Dr. Brainstorm is hatching an evil plot.

Captain Cliché said, "You'll never get away with this."

Wherever you hide, I'll find you.

The cat burglar is stealing cats.

Every character in the book has at least two Super Example sentences, but many others have as many as eight or nine, depending on how many super powers they possess. And with 29 individual Super Grammar characters in the book, well, that means that you can expect to see over 100 different super powered illustrations in Super Grammar!

Making these Super Examples was a lot of fun for us, but it was also a lot of hard work, especially for Super Grammar's co-creator and illustrator, Rhode Montijo. Luckily though, we had the help of two fellow super artists (and good friends) who came to our rescue. The mighty Jenny Hansen did all the wonderful coloring and shading for all of our Super Examples. And the powerful Joe To helped us hit our looming deadline by inking several of the Super Examples.

They both did an amazing job, and we're proud to have them as part of the Super Grammar team. Thanks a lot, you guys. We couldn't have done it without you!

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