Thursday, October 9, 2008

Day 3 interview- Dani Jones

Interview Day 3

Heather Powers: Besides your great blog, how do you plan to promote your new book?

I'm sending out a few postcards to bookstores, friends, and clients, and I've been making the rounds around the web promoting the book. To reach out to readers, my Mariachi blog - - is also being republished on through Amazon Connect, which is a nice feature that I think other authors/artists should definitely look into.

Kathy Weller: Who have been your biggest stylistic influences?

I love old storybook stuff, like Golden Books and Mary Blair-ish stuff. I like anyone who can create really fun and quirky characters with great expressions and strong stories. Jimmy Pickering ( and Gris Grimly ( come to mind. And I love Norman Rockwell. He's a legend in my book in terms of narrative illustration. I also have to give a lot of credit to my wonderful teachers in college, which include Dan Burr ( and Scott Franson (

There are TONS of artists that I look at every day through websites and blogs (including all you lovely ladies), and I can't possibly name them all. You can find some links on my websites, though. It's great to be able to keep up with other artists and see the wonderful work that is being done around you. I absorb them all. It has really helped in developing my style.

to be cont'd tomorrow...

Book Giveaway Question:

"In what Mexican state did mariachi music originate?"

A. Sonora
B. Jalisco
C. Durango

(Please leave your anwer in the comments section. )


Ousizch said...

Pbjunkies:Day 3 interview. Your pic is very nice. I'm like it. So get new idea to increase your blog to do best

Alicia Padrón said...

Thanks ousizch, we are glad you are enjoying our blog interviews. Dani is an amazing artist, and we are thrilled to have her share her book with us.

Thanks for stopping by :o)

Bobbie Dacus said...

Congratulations on your book, Dani! I LOVE your work and can't wait to see your new book. Your "DaniDraws"blog is such an inspiration.
Thanks to PBJ's for this great interview, too.

Oh, and the answer is:
B. Jalisco