With four published works under my belt, I’m constantly looking for the next book to illustrate! All the books below can be found on Amazon.
A few things to keep in mind with pricing
– Size of the job
– Size of the client
– Use of artwork
– Time and effort
I’ve discovered that book illustrations take more time than either myself or the client anticipates. Drawing for books is a collaborative effort so communication is key. Because of that, thumbnail pages as well as process photos, revisions, etc are things that I have to brace for. So please keep in mind that the listed rates below are a guideline to help you in your decision to hire me.
I am not beyond negotiation however. We can agree upon a payment plan, analyzing the predicted work to see what a fair rate would be, and we can come to an agreed upon quote and work out a contract. But please remember that nothing done cheap is done well.
Children’s Picture Book: $3,000
Any children’s book that does not exceed 30 pages of artwork. If the book exceeds 30 pages an additional charge will be added to the overall fee, assessed on a job by job basis.
Chapter Book Illustrations: $3,000
Typically black and white, this is a series of illustrations that appear either at the beginning of each chapter in a novel or periodically throughout the book.
Book cover illustrations and other work
Assessed on a job by job basis.
Please email me at Jimmyqtrapp@gmail.com to ask anything and to send a sample of your manuscript over! I look forward to reading your story!
Three Chickies is an adaptation of a song that Rob made up as a young boy. A favorite among many family memories involves a young Rob walking around and singing this song wherever he went. After many years, much encouragement, and help from his brother-in-law and best friend, Three Chickies has been made into a book so that all young children can enjoy it. Hopefully, you and your children will happily share the reading experience and join with the chickies as they go on their ABC transportation adventure.
Without a doubt, this book was one of the more fun to illustrate. It allowed me to play around with the most extreme cartooning style for the kiddos! Head on over to amazon and get your copy!!!!
G Makes A Move!
In G Makes A Move, a friendly cat named G embarks on a journey where she discovers new smells, new shoes, crinkly paper, and double the love. It’s a story inspired by the author, Joshua Woolley, and his new wife’s cat, also named G.
I had a blast illustrating this book! I’ve even had the pleasure of meeting G in real life. This book is definitely true to G’s character. Find out the full story about G’s coping with a new person being added to her family. Lots of laughs and heartfelt fun.
Purchase your copy at Amazon – in print or for your Kindle.
In 1938, O.C. Cash started the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A). In 1939, the very first international quartet contest was held, crowning the first society champions, the Bartlesville Barflies. And the tradition of crowning barbershop quartet champions continues to this day. This book is a celebration of every international quartet champion in our society – as a book of illustrations. Each piece of art is a thematic representation of each quartet since 1939 in what I feel best illustrates that quartet’s overall personality. This makes a great coffee table book and keepsake for anyone involved in this great musical hobby. If you’re a barbershopper, use this book as a way to let your nostalgia shine. If you don’t know anything about Barbershop Harmony, take this as an opportunity to learn something new! Purchase your copy at Amazon!
Oliver and the Tickle-Proof Pajamas
Oliver is a clever little boy who goes on a quest to find the perfect pair of pajamas to protect him from his Daddy’s tickles. Through his journey he learns to appreciate and embrace the affection and love he receives from his Daddy. It is a delightful story that is sure to engage young readers and parents and grandparents alike. Purchase your copy at Amazon!