A MAGICAL WHIMSY

A MAGICAL WHIMSY IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING DOLL MAKING SITES, MIXED MEDIA SITES, AND CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR'S SITES. PLEASE VIEW MY SIDE BARS FOR VARIOUS LINKS TO CREATIVE ARTIST'S SITES.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MY PROFESSIONAL ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR/CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR, BROTHER, TROY HOWELL HAS CHANGED HIS WEBSITE...PLEASE COME TAKE A LOOK

IT IS WITH DELIGHT I SHARE MY BROTHER TROY HOWELL'S WEBSITE!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE ILLUSTRATION ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR OF THE DRAGON FOR THE LINK TO TROY HOWELL'S WEBSITE.  THIS PARTICULAR ILLUSTRATION IS ON THE JACKET COVER OF 'THE DRAGON OF CRIPPLE CREEK, OF WHOM TROY HOWELL IS THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR.  THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON BOOKS.COM

IF YOU ARE SEEKING YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE 'THE DRAGON OF CRIPPLE CREEK' IS A TALL TALE ABOUT A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KAT AND A DRAGON NAMED YE, WHO IS FOUND IN A DEEP GOLD MINE IN THE MOLLY KATHLEEN MINE, IN CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO, WHICH BY THE WAY IS A REAL, WORKING GOLD MINE WHICH HOSTS PUBLIC TOURS.  THE SECRET LIES IN THE MINES BELOW!!! BEWARE!!! HIGH ADVENTURE!!!  

Troy Howell has been drawing since he was two and a half years old, when he used a red crayon and drew a small, round, railroad track upon our parents aqua green carpeting.  It's been a lifetime of drawing since that amazing day when our parents realized his talent!

Troy Howell is the American Illustrator for all of the jacket covers for the 'Redwall' children's book series by Brian Jacques of England.  You can view more of the illustrations from those books on Troy's website, under the heading of 'Illustrations'.   


THE FIRST AMERICAN BOOK JACKET IN THE SERIES ILLUSTRATED BY TROY HOWELL.
 I will add this note, as there was another illustrator who did the internal black and white illustrations whose name does appear inside the book.  My brother's name only appears on the jacket covers themselves, not on the internal ISBN number catalog number as only the illustrator who did the internal illustrations was listed instead.  Thus is the way of the marketing of published books. You don't always get your name recognized, except Mary GrandPre sure did when she illustrated the American Jacket covers for the Harry Potter books!  Life is not always fair in the art industry.  That is the difference between some publishing companies.  Some give royalties and some don't. 


HERE IS ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL ILLUSTRATION TROY DID FOR 'CRICKET' MAGAZINE SEVERAL YEARS AGO.  THIS COVER WRAPPED AROUND THE ENTIRE CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE COVER.


TO SEE MORE OF TROY HOWELL'S EXCEPTIONAL ARTWORK PLEASE VIEW HIS WEBSITE WHICH ALSO HAS A LINK TO HIS BLOG.

TROY HOWELL ALSO IS THE AUTHOR OF THE CHILDREN'S CLASSIC BOOK  'THE DRAGON OF CRIPPLE CREEK' PUBLISHED BY AMULET BOOKS.  THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON AMAZON BOOKS.


THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS AND CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS.

MANY OF TROY'S ILLUSTRATED BOOKS CAN BE FOUND ON AMAZON BOOKS.COM

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful work that brother of yours does. And gorgeous website!

Debi said...

Wow! You are full of surprises! More talent and magical Whimsey's in one family! Thk u for sharing xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teresa my dear, your brother is SO TALENTED, and in a totally different league. He has arrived, and there is no stopping God's gift within him!

Dearest one, I hope you are well! Being almost full-time at teaching again has required a busy and full day from me, but I still hang on to blogging! Thank you so much for coming over to leave a comment and yes, I always think about that grand and never-ending banquet at the most beautiful table setting anyone could imagine. WOW, we have much to look forward to, don't we!!!!!!!!!!

BIG LOVE TO YOU SISTER! Anita