The child main characters, Michi and Makoto, and I myself, are all daydreaming and talking about a lot of the same things on our picture book adventure.
Writer's block is a commonly known concept. Personally, I don’t suffer from debilitating writer’s block (apologies to writer friends who do). Writing comes easily for me, whether good or bad (that can be decided later). For me, it’s illustrator’s block that plagues my creativity.
Learn a bit about the bad "guy" in a children's character-building picture book through her garden plans. She is called Dishonesty and is a spider. In the story, she weaves tangled webs around two karate friends, encouraging them to lie and fib. If she had her own plot for growing, here is what Dishonesty’s garden would include. You might learn a little about plants too!
Michi is a girl who’s front and center in my second kids’ karate picture book, “The Two True Karate Kids.” Today we get to find out what is on Michi’s garden list.
2019 marks the year that I blasted off on my children's picture book writing and illustration adventure. This picture collage marks some of the highlights.
The plot of Jenifer Tull-Gauger's new children's picture book includes karate and the adoption of a dog. Its publication will be celebrated with Karate with your Dog at the launch party.
Earlier this year, I was privileged to have an art critique session with Mel Narish for my second Dojo Kun Character Book. This picture book for kids just came out in hardcover. It’s called "The Two True Karate Kids" and is about battling dishonesty. Anyway, here’s a peek at how my meeting with Mel went.
Here is where I share my gratitude list all about the things I’m thankful for in regards to my exciting children’s picture book creation adventure.
Dishonesty is the name of the antagonist in my new children’s picture book, "The Two True Karate Kids." She is depicted as a yellow and green spider monster that changes sizes. Not seen in the book, here’s a picture of Dishonesty as a Baby.
Two months ago, I went to read my first karate picture book to a kindergarten class. In uniform, I introduced myself and told them the reason I was there. “I made this book so that kids who don’t train at my dojo, maybe who don’t do martial arts and who live in other parts of the world can learn some of the most important lessons of karate.”