Thursday, April 21, 2011

R is for Rose Cooper

I think it's a dead giveaway what I'm sharing today... the fabulous Rose Cooper! She's a bestie of mine and her debut novel Gossip from the Girl's Room was an adorable read that everyone should check out!!!

Today she's visited the blog to show some exclusive character pictures!
Have you fixed something that wasn’t broke? Written a story only to revise and then go back to the original? That’s exactly what I did to Sofia Becker, the main character in my MG Blogtastic! Novel series. For the first book, GOSSIP FROM THE GIRLS’ ROOM, I started off with a basic idea of what she would look like, but then I put her through a lot of changes only to use the very first image. My editor and designer told me the same thing, “We want the first Sofia.” Looking back, I can totally see why!

Graphic Evolution of Sofia Becker




To see more graphic evolutions of other characters from GOSSIP FROM GIRLS’ ROOM, go to http://www.rose-cooper.com/.

They can also be found tweeting about Rose’s blog tour on @RandomHouseKids! (Follow the author: @RoseCooper)

To Follow more of the fun visit Rose on the rest of her blog tour:

Monday, April 18th Candyland
Tuesday, April 19th Matthew at the QQQE
Wednesday, April 20th Rambles & Randomness
Thursday, April 21st Unedited
Friday, April 22nd Talli Roland
Saturday, April 23rd Booking Mama
Monday, 25th Random Acts of Reading
Tuesday, April 26th Amie Borst

31 comments:

Carrie said...

Fun. I like seeing the evolution of the character. Adding this book to my tbr pile.

upinthecosmos said...

Love the drawings. stop in & read R is for Restitution

Catherine Denton said...

I agree, my favorite is the first one. Thanks for letting us have a peek into the process.
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Lindsay N. Currie said...

Oh wow, that's really fun! I think I need to add this to my TBR list!!!

Talli Roland said...

Fabulous! Rose is visiting my blog tomorrow and I can't wait!

Jessica Bell said...

Yes, I like the original too! So wonderful!

Vicki Rocho said...

Man, I wish I could draw even HALF as well. It was so fun watching Sofia "grow up".

Liz Fichera said...

This book and the illustrations are adorable. I've been meaning to get it and will do so on Friday. Picking up a copy for my niece and me to share.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope Rose is having fun on her tour!

Matthew MacNish said...

I love Rose and I love Soph! I especially like how Rose's drawings have just a touch of darkness to them.

Teenage Bride said...

You are too sweet in how much you support other bloggers!!!

Rose Cooper said...

Thanks for being a part of this, Jen!

Thank you everyone for readings!

Alex-Having a blast!

Matthew-You're the sweetest!

Katie Mills said...

So cute!

Renae said...

Love the original! Can't wait for the next one!

Tracey Neithercott said...

I love the one they went with but all are adorable. The one with pigtails who's also holding a finger to her mouth is so cute!

Aubree said...

cute! i will add that to my "boosk to read when this semester finally dies" list. i wish i could draw. at all. except stick figures, i draw an excellent stick figure.

Laura Marcella said...

Very cool! I like seeing the evolution of characters. Her book sounds fun!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yes! I love Rose Cooper!! :-)

Jess said...

I'm loving this blog tour! Thanks to Rose and Jen :)

Donea Lee said...

The artwork is just amazing - so fun!

Chris Phillips said...

I love seeing original designs for something. The final is much better, but it is just fascinating. I remember being just floored as a kid when someone showed me how garfield was originally drawn.

Ann said...

If it's not broke don't fix it. A philosophy I wish I could adhere to!

Marjorie said...

That is a very cute Character there. I'm glad you went back to the original.

Theresa Milstein said...

Rose is for Rose Cooper - love it.

Not only did I love her book, but I just bought a print on Etsy. My daughter is going to play the Chesire Hat in a talent show, so I got her Alice holding the cat.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Love Rose Cooper's illustrations. I have the book, I just need to get home and read it!

I didn't know she was having a blog tour. GOOD LUCK, ROSE!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the drawings! She looks like a terrific characater! :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Great drawings! I loved them.

Amie B said...

i love that no matter what, *she has a big head*

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Good luck to Rose! I can't wait to get my grubby hands on her book!

Sailor said...

Fantastic blog!

Rhonda@laugh-quotes said...

Fun graphics. I also like the first one best.