Soon to be an author too!

I just accepted a book deal for a picture book dummy I had my agent shopping around. It's one I wrote and illustrated myself. It's pretty awesome that soon I'll be able to say "WRITTEN AND illustrated by Julie Olson." It's not due out until August 2009 and I haven't officially signed the contract yet...just accepted the verbal offer. But I'm excited non-the-less. I posted sketches from it long ago. I've been working on it on and off for 3 years now. Yes, it's a long process.


  1. Congratulations! That is awesome!

  2. Wahoo! That is great news. Way to go!

  3. Oh, how exciting! Congrats Julie!

  4. Julie, thanks for the comment on my blog. To answer your question, my work is all digital. From sketch to finish, I usually create my illustrations in Photoshop CS3 using a 5"x7" Wacom tablet on my Mac with an Apple Cinema Display. Elizabeth Dulemba suggested the Apple Cinema Display for great color matching, and I love it!


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I'm a freelance illustrator working in the children's book industry. I love kids and raising my own 4 children. They are the inspiration and the passion behind all I do in art and in life. See my website at

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