Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Got a Book Review from a Major Newspaper in Czech republic

This has been quite a nice surprise when I saw it! A major news site from Czech republic published a review of my book "Jak velbloud potkal tavu". Thank you!

http://kultura.idnes.cz/cesko-slovensky-slovnik-0xc-/literatura.aspx?c=A140416_105917_literatura_ts

Here are a few more photos from the book launch:

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Book Launch!

My very fist book "Jak velbloud potkal tavu"was launched Yesterday in Maritnus bookstore in Bratislava. It was a very lovely evening, we shared some good laugh and I think everybody had a good time. I can't say how much I'd like to thank the great girls, Lucia Hlubenova from Albatros publishing house and Jana Slinska from the Martinus bookstores, who took care of this lovely event! I am also very happy that Pista Vandal and Dado Nagy agreed to be a part of the launch, they did such a good job on entertaining the crowd! Hope to do this again sometime! Thanks for coming everyone!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
First Readers!

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Yesterday I got this sweet picture from my friend Daniela, showing her kids reading my new book. Just made my day! The book will be launched next Monday, in Martinus bookstore in Bratislava, Obchodna street. If you're around, stop by and say hello, it starts around 6PM. See you there!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014
My Book is Out!

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Yesterday I finally got my very first book - one that I have both written and illustrated. There's lots of funny illustrations, lots of colours. I had the honour to cooperate with the wonderful and talented Martina Rozinajova, who did the graphic design of the book. Check more of her work at www.rozinajova.sk. I am also very grateful for being able to have the book published by Albatrosmedia - it was a great cooperation, thank you! The book will be sold in both Czech republic and Slovakia, so in case you would like to get one, there is no easier way than browsing the web - you can buy one for instance here.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Garden Illustration for Focus Pico

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Oh this was so much fun! I really enjoyed working on such a lovely spring illustration, picking all the bright colours! I hope to do more in the future.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014
New Puzzle Books

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It was really awesome seeing these titles that I've created for the wonderful folks at B4U Publishing at their stand in Bologna. All three of them really looked lovely!


Friday, March 28, 2014
Promo Materials for Bologna Book Fair

This year, I tried to prepare for the Bologna Children's Book Fair as best as I could. I wrote a blog about it here: http://marianeradova.blogspot.sk/2014/03/before-bologna-take-off-tips-on-how-to.html

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Friday, March 21, 2014
My Very First Book Went off to Print

I am so excited - my very first book (I am both the author and illustrator this time!) went off to print Today. It is a Czech-Slovak picture dictionary for children called "Jak velbloud potkal tavu". The book should be published on 7th of April. I really enjoyed the cooperation with the publisher - Albatros from Czech republic. Everyone was very nice to work with. Special thanks to a patient graphic designer Martina Rozinajova at www.rozinajova.sk

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Before Bologna Take Off

Before leaving for the Bologna Children's Bookfair (I will do a post on my preparations Tomorrow!) I really tried to get all the things that needed to be done, done :-) Here are a few illustrations of the most recent project I've been working on. I really enjoyed it as the publisher gave me total freedom in deciding what I want to draw and what not. So next thing on the list is Bologna (so excited!) and than moving on to a couple of new projects, one of them will be an encyclopedia for children, will keep you posted!

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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Getting ready for Bologna Children's Bookfair!

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This weekend I have been working on updating my portfolio for the Bologna Bookfair (the weather has been lousy both days anyways). I am really excited to visit this great event again! Fingers crossed!