Dan shares examples of how he's taken his book art beyond books and gives hints on how illustrators can make that happen in their own careers.
For most things—plush toys, games, stationery—those beyond-the-book items are really only an option after a book has come out, sold well, and art licenses are picked up by different manufacturers or the publisher.
Dan says consider making your own promotional items, like at cafe press, to get the ball rolling.
We know Dan has awesome cartoons, but how do you get started in that? You attend the animation equivalent of an SCBWI conference, KidScreen Summit.
|from Good Night, Mr. Night|
|from Every Friday|
|from the forthcoming All the Way to America|