Today is a culmination of a lot of work, by a lot of people. We released my new eBook, Pony Wishbook, on Amazon and several other platforms. This book is adorable. It was inspired many years ago when my young niece was pretending to ride a horse down the streets of New York City. She was so cute, and I wanted to honor her happiness in that moment by writing this book.
Finding the right artist for the right project can be challenging and sometimes takes a few tries. This project has taken a couple of years. The artwork from the concept artist was so cute but wasn’t created in illustrator format, and the lines looked pixelated. It robbed the images because they didn’t look crisp. I then found Keenon Dukes and was so thrilled with what he created. He has perfectly captured the relationship between the little girl and the pony. He also illustrated the playful nature of the pony (who happens to be a boy pony, even though he is purple, and you might think he is a girl.)
Leslie Wing Orué further enhanced each image by creating different swirls of magic. He made the backgrounds rich with color and mystery. He added delicate images of hearts and wispy curls of light floating throughout each image. The colors he uses accents the colors in the original images, bringing a magical, mystical feel to the whole book.
I think you will love this book. It is pure love, and I am so excited to be able to share it with you. I created a book trailer, please take a look on my homepage.