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You Will Be My Friend * SIGNED * - FIRST EDITION -

Brown, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0316070300 / ISBN 13: 9780316070300
Published by Little Brown and Co., 2011
Condition: As New Hardcover
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STATED FIRST Edition AND Printing, with publishers full number line present. A FLAWLESS Copy in same condition UNclipped dust jacket. * SIGNED * by Peter Brown directly onto title page (signature only). Pictorial book boards mirror dust jacket. Delightfully illustrated throughout this wonderful-wonderful story. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 002135

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Title: You Will Be My Friend * SIGNED * - FIRST ...

Publisher: Little Brown and Co.

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


Today is the day the exuberant Lucy is going to make a new friend! But she finds it's harder than she had thought--she accidentally ruins the giraffe's breakfast and is much too big for the frogs' pond. Just when she's about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her, and loves her just the way she is.

This heartwarming story offers a unique and humor-filled spin on the all-important themes of persistence and friendship.


Behind the Scenes of You Will Be My Friend!
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I used my computer to make sketches, play with text, and add borders to each page during the early development of You Will Be My Friend. Then I printed out all the pages and put them up on my wall, so I could see how they worked together as a group. I marked up the printouts with all kinds of notes to myself, and would later go back to my computer to make those changes.

After developing the story and pictures, I eventually settled on final sketches and words for every page. Using a light box, I traced the final sketches onto paper with a mechanical pencil.

I used a standard paper towel as a chamois, and rubbed the graphite to get texture and various shades of gray.

Using that paper towel chamois, mechanical pencils and erasers, I eventually ended up with final drawings.

In many cases, I would draw the different elements of an illustration separately, and combine them later with my computer. Here are a few drawings that ended up on the book cover, along with additional drawings not seen in this photo.

I also used mechanical pencils and erasers to do the hand-lettering for all of the dialogue in the story.

I cut construction paper to create word balloons, boxes for the narration text, and the background papers that would eventually be placed behind the drawings in the final illustrations.

I scanned all of the drawings, cut paper, hand lettering, and photos of wood grains into my computer. Then I adjusted the positions of the various elements of the illustrations, tinted the drawings to a sepia tone, and added transparent color to create the final art. Here you can see what the drawing looked like before and after I added the color.

Photo credit: Gwen Schroeder

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