Thursday, January 15, 2009

Matt and Jenni on Sirius XM's Kids Place Live!

Our interview with "Absolutely Mindy" was absolutely delightful. We sang live on the air (quite horribly). We're going to try to get her a CD of "This Is Babymouse" so that she can play it on the air, too (apparently, their music system requires stuff to be loaded in on a CD, not from a downloaded file). So, stay tuned for that...

For a quick recap, see the Kids Place Live Fans blog.


Anonymous said...

Hi Matt and Jenni,

My name's Mike and I am an illustrator that just broke into the book publishing scene. I just finished my first book with Harper Collins and am contracted for 4 books. Being new to the industry, I did some research on book illustrators and saw the work on Babymouse Heartbreaker. I love your art style. I actually bought the book for it!

As a novice freelancer, I feel like I am stumbling around in the dark as far as trying to find the avenues to further promote myself and get more work. Professionally, I've worked as a graphic designer for 8 years but I'd really like to try doing book art full-time. Might you have any advice on how to get my stuff off the ground and seen by other publishers or agents? Clues on what avenues or resources you personally took to promote your work, and how you managed to perpetuate it?

Any input would be much appreciated. I really respect your work and would love to get tips from someone who's succeeded in the industry.

If you'd like to see samples of my work:

my email:

Any feedback is welcome!

Mike Segawa

GBK Gwyneth said...

Hey Matt - Thanks for the link to the KPL fan blog! (Sorry Jenni for misspelling your name!)

You guys were great on the air yesterday; I'm going to go look for Babymouse today!

Thanks for taking the time to chat with Mindy!