A Bird on Water Street in Chinese - more!

My publisher recently sent me several copies of A Bird on Water Street in Chinese, and what a surprise was waiting for me!
Not only is the title page with the bird and the title in Chinese gorgeous...
the entire book is illustrated!!!
     As both an illustrator and author, I've been looking forward to the day when another illustrator would apply their vision to my words. And here it is!
The illustration is a bit manga, as seems appropriate. And it's obvious the illustrator put serious care into accurately portraying the scenes in the book. Look at this scene as the pink slips are being handed out.
I especially love this montage illustration which includes a cannabis leaf (something that plays a part in the story).
The Christmas scene is nearly spot on - especially the rendering of the General Lee (1969 Dodge Charger) from The Dukes of Hazzard. I wonder if that television show ever played in China? And have you ever seen a more dour wedding scene than this?
The illustrator also nailed the scene when they find a still in the woods, and go to the tackle shop with their freshly shaved heads (summer haircuts). Truly, it's been a thrill to see this version of my book. And yes, it's still my book. You can tell by the credit given. My middle initial, the "O." gives it away!
I hope you'll order a copy to see for yourself!

3 comments:

amalia hoffman said...

Huge congratulations! This is just great to know that your words are read in China!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Thank you, Amalia! :) e

Jennifer Oberholtzer said...

It is beautiful! Congratulations!!