Jaime Anderson is a quiet person. However, she speaks volumes through her work which is lyrical, precise, decorative, and provocative. She teaches this way as well.
“She broke the surface with the second of the princess’ rings.”
We assigned Jaime a moment of the fairy tale that is capture only in prose… this moment is not in the main graphic novel. However, when thinking about who would be great to illustrate the river mermaiden, Jaime was the perfect fit. The mermaiden, the water, the foliage, and the ring had to be orchestrated through a single composition. Jaime’s combination of art nouveau and the decorative creates a wonderful introduction of a major character for a later story. We couldn’t be more thrilled!
For those who don’t know, Jaime brought surface and decorative illustration to Emily Carr. And though she teaches in Minnesota (MCAD), her presence is still very much felt in Vancouver. As a freelancer, you will be hard pressed to meet anyone who can combine pattern and emotion more creative ways! Visit her website, and wear your comfortable shoes as you’ll explore pyramids, heartbreak, and even story time with future hall of famers.
So normally, Guin and I try to include our reaction shots to our friends. However since the book’s release, we wanted to share reaction shots from other people reading our book. This is Mya, Sage and Guin (whose hair can be pretty epic in the morning). You’re welcome.