Ep.144: Write and illustrate your own book series with Ruby Roth

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Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ruby Roth, artist, designer, and the author-illustrator of four books for kids on veganism. Ruby focuses on art direction, and illustration for clients in fashion, art, music, and entertainment.

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“Keep working, always be working, always have projects that are ready, because opportunities will come and you have to be ready to take advantage of them!”

  • Ruby’s motivation to write and illustrate a book about veganism for kids comes from her own experience when she was teaching at an elementary school and couldn’t find any suitable material to talk to the kids about the topic
  • Ruby found the publishers by going to a library and writing down all the names of the publishers she liked. She created a dummy book and sent it to 10 publishers. She got 9 rejections and 1 positive reply which lead her to her book being published
  • Ruby says on inspiration for the branding of her book. It came from her students, elementary school kids and their simplistic drawing and understanding shapes. She wanted to make it as appealing to them as possible.

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Special thanks to Ruby for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Ruby Roth, used with permission

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