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Discover The Adventures of Mia and The Rocket Ship Tree

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble online!

This blog is about my creative process -  writing and illustrating a book I wrote for my niece Mia! 

Let your imagination run wild, and most importantly, have fun

 

April 23, 2018

"Mia and the Rocket Ship Tree" is available for purchase online at Amazon.com as both a hardcover and softcover! It is also at  Barnes & Noble as a hardcover. I will go into detail about the whole publishing process in another post, as well as my attempt to get kicksta...

December 25, 2017

Have no idea what this blog is about? Read post numero uno

Above is the book's cover and back, below is the entire book ready for print! Next step - publishing!! 

**Coming soon**

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Title page - 

Copyr...

November 23, 2017

Have no idea what this blog is about? Read post numero uno

As I explained in my previous post, I have been working on the book layout with the graphic designer I hired, creating new spread designs and working on text placement. We should be working on cover and back pag...

September 23, 2017

I decided the story wasn't tight enough, and have re-written it to include more reference to Mia's point of view and emotions. Here is the previous version if you want to compare.

I guess it won't be ready until it's in print :-) 

Leave comments below. Especially if you...

September 14, 2017

First time on my blog? Please read the story I wrote to understand the context. :-) 

Cari, the awesome graphic designer I hired to work on the book, and I have been working on the "Whoosh" illustration. 

It's going to be a 2 page spread, with the story text on the l...

September 11, 2017

I thought that once I had finished with the illustrations (entire book with pictures here), publishing the book would be a breeze.

I was wrong.

Turns out that when you illustrate for a book, you must avoid painting important characters / objects on the sides of the canva...

July 5, 2017

Mia and The Rocketship Tree

Written and illustrated by Boaz Gavish

1 - Mia put on her space suit, took Koalabo by the hand, and walked out to the street in front of her garden.

"Isn't it a lovely day?" asked Koalabo.

 "Every day is lovely," answered Mia.

2 – “Can I play wit...

May 20, 2017

As you may have read in my first post, the first painting I made from the story was the "Space Tickler" painting, showing a lone Space Tickler on the small, purple planet. 

I didn't want it to be obvious what the nature of the ticklers was. The objective was to make the...

May 7, 2017

The Adventures of Mia and The Rocketship Tree

Written and illustrated by Boaz Gavish

1 - Mia put on her space suit, took Koalabo by the hand, and walked into the street outside her garden. "Isn't it a lovely day?" asked Koalabo. "Every day is lovely," answered Mia.

2 - “C...

April 9, 2017

First off, I painted the background of the purple planet, and the night sky filled with stars.

I also wanted the Sphinx in the background. Why would the Space Ticklers have a Sphinx on their planet? Cause it's cool. That's why. 

It's such a badass mysterious structure, a...

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