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Works with Simon & Schuster Children's, HarperCollins Children's and Random House Children's. Twitter: @inkyelbows
Occupation: Writer, Illustrator
Cream of the Crop: 01/09/2013
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Debbie Ohi has been shared in 48 public circles
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|CK Wylde||1,464||A Circle Share Of Crazy People - Also Known As WritersI've not really shared circles before but every time +Brian Buckley does it I end up with fantastic new people in my feed. So I thought I would share my writer's circle with you all. In it you will find a bunch of G+ Writers and people who have to do with writers (publishers for instance). WarningI tried this a little earlier and had a couple of people say they couldn't see the people in the circle. If you can't please let me know, I'm trying to figure out why that might be happening. Also, if you happen to know why that happens I am all ears.If you want to be included in this circle, also plese let me know. #writers #circleshare #circles ||2013-11-18 20:32:28||440||17||1||10||CC G+|
|Bearman Cartoons||62,876||Active Cartoonists on G+I realized that when +CircleCount used an old circle share of cartoon folks on G+ that many were no longer active (and a few were into cartoons but not cartoonists)So here is the updated circle. You will find some good people in here. If you are following me and should be in this circle, let me know.Thx||2013-07-18 16:43:14||313||6||5||11||CC G+|
|CircleCount||65,620||*The Cream of the Crop of January 2013What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hundreds of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:December 2012: http://goo.gl/bPL5KNovember 2012: http://goo.gl/LSQjcOctober 2012: http://goo.gl/ohdceSeptember 2012: http://goo.gl/ie3VNAugust 2012: http://goo.gl/5vUUPJuly 2012: http://goo.gl/oAemEJune 2012: http://goo.gl/YZt1yMay 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn9||2013-02-10 20:33:32||261||36||13||43||CC G+|
|Gary McLaren||6,008||For #followfriday I'm sharing a circle of key people I recommend and follow on Google Plus who provide great advice on #indiepublishing #epublishing and #bookmarketing . The majority are very active here (with only a few included who are not yet as active on Google Plus as they are elsewhere). My intention is to keep this as a relatively small circle of industry experts who provide a steady stream of on-topic material. Enjoy! #writing #amwriting #publishing #pubtip ||2013-02-01 21:20:02||29||17||3||15||CC G+|
|Vago Damitio||10,058||Creative Circle #5 of 11 or was it #4 Crap.Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here. I will keep one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama and +Richard Branson who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it. The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767 #microvictory for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)||2013-01-12 23:35:21||143||0||0||0||CC G+|
|Ian Herndon||9,104||Shared Circle Time! - G+ Community Moderators (4 of x)Re-Share to help moderators easily connect with one another!Now that Google has launched Communities there has been a ton of activity by people to create communities relating to their interests, join ones created by others, and meet other creators in an effort to learn more and more new ways to build and contribute to G+ Communities. +Community Moderators is an example of a page/community dedicated specifically to having a single place where all moderators can join in discussion around just that.I have been hard at work creating Circles that consist of Community Moderators and Owners only. My hope is to be able to help others expand their network of friends to also include like minded people dabbling in the Community space too. In the near future I intend to eventually group these moderator circles into smaller more targeted ones tailored to specific interests. So with that said, here's our circles!G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (1 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/ETe6deLAMq2G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (2 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/7i2DXeQpknnG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (3 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/j1rsi9YGGVgG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (4 of x) - 1/12/2013https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/VFUjZcifXPQ#Community #Moderators #Owners #Communities #Circle #SharedCircles #CircleShare||2013-01-12 15:28:34||500||5||2||10||CC G+|
|Jennifer Williams||18,198||Happy All Hallow's Eve AND #nanowrimo Eve! Here's the Geeky-Sexy circle of NaNo'ers - a tribe of writers focused on science, science fiction and fantasy. Want to be added? Just leave a comment. I'll share again tomorrow with additions.||2012-11-01 02:00:46||86||5||0||5||CC G+|
|M Monica||0||Circle of Writers (NaNoWriMo) and those who enjoy writing on Plus. Add these folks if you also enjoy writing, or working online. If you want to be included, add your name in the comments, and reshare. I'd like to bring this circle back up to its original size, 500 people. I lost some folks about 6 months ago. #SharedCircles +Shared Circles on G+ +Best Shared Circle +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles of Google+ Pages #NaNoWriMo||2012-10-20 14:13:46||263||16||2||6||CC G+|
|Anna Mannino (GoNoAMMo)||3,104||Whether you have told me you write, or you participated in #NaNoWriMo last year, this is my circle of writers. Strangely only 500 people can be shared at a time, so this is only most of you.If you'd like to be in my writers circle, let me know. I mostly post around and about NaNoWriMo stuff. I try to also do a lot of hangouts to help those who need the support of a local meetup but can't make their local meetups for whatever reason, or just prefer talking to strangers on the internet as opposed to strangers in a coffee house. (Whatever, I don't judge).||2012-10-02 04:30:31||501||7||0||1||CC G+|
|Paul Stickland||22,480||A Children's Book CircleFor those of us in the Children's Book World, or for those of us who love all things Children's Book here is my Children's Book Circle.If you would like to be included or know anyone who should be, please do comment below.Welcome to +Emma Chichester Clark and +Sally Grindley, both fine exponents of this most important art!#childrensbooks #art #illustrators #illustration #authors||2012-09-25 11:59:12||64||15||0||10||CC G+|
|Don Sturgill||2,952||This Writer's Circle probably needs to be edited, but it's a start. Do you have a list of favorite writers on Google+ to share? Please do.||2012-08-27 20:46:38||70||0||0||0||CC G+|
|Shamil Weerakoon||17,220||THE GOOGLE PLUS "F1" DIRECTORY680 Posts - 151 ContributorsThe Google+ "F1" Directory is a collection of posts published by G+ users on the network itself. These posts are more into the categories such as #googleplustips , #googleplustutorials , #googleplushelp , etc. The list is made up on a SpreadSheet; powered by Google Docs.The directory can be accessed using two TABS categorized by the TITLE of the post, and by the AUTHOR of the Post.Links you can Access the Directory : HTML VIEW : http://goo.gl/3YyFv PDF VIEW : http://goo.gl/C9dPZ GOOGLE SPREADSHEET : http://goo.gl/hkM5d This CIRCLE consists of both people and pages that have contributed to the directory at-least by ONE post. They are WORTH-CIRCLING, as they could help any user with most of the issues, guidelines, and many more.A very special THANKS to all of these who have made the directory a beautiful one.||2012-08-10 14:25:31||151||40||53||51||CC G+|
|Bearman Cartoons||62,876||This is my Cartoonist/Webcomic Circle. Tons of talented folks. Some very active on G+...some I wish more Check them out and add some to your daily reads.||2012-08-03 02:09:01||457||5||2||13||CC G+|
|John Ward||29,660||This is my shared circle for people who enjoy reading comics. If you'd like to join, add the circle yourself and leave a comment on this post. I'll respond back to you individually when I have added you to the group.||2012-05-20 18:13:49||88||2||0||5||CC G+|
|Diego Green||1,348||Creatives CircleFirst circle I've ever shared. You will never find a more wretched awesome hive of artist-types and wordsmiths. You must be cautious.||2012-01-12 19:34:42||160||2||0||3||CC G+|
|Mike Elgan||2,891,601||Flying Circle: Hangout innovators!The Flying Circle is my shiny new weekly hangout featuring some of the most interesting, brilliant and talented people on Google+. It's live every Thursday at 9am Pacific in the US (17:00 GMT). In the first episode, I invited the most innovative users of Google+ hangouts I could find. (Nearly all of them suggested by G+ users who circle me.) The complete list is in this shared circle. To circle all of them, which I highly recommend, please click "Add circle" below. And please share this post with all YOUR circles. Only a small number of these hangout innovators were able to join for the live hangout. However, they're all great people to circle -- especially if you're interesting in learning what's possible with hangouts. Unfortunately, due to user error (I screwed up), I didn't set up my YouTube account to accept videos longer than 15 minutes, so it's likely that the recording of this amazing hangout was lost. Google is working on it, but from what I've since learned such loss was common for early users of Hangouts On Air, and to date none has yet been recovered. Here are links that refer to resources mentioned during the hangout: http://www.datamation.com/networks/why-googles-hangouts-is-a-whole-new-medium-1.htmlhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/102898672602346817738/posts/JVSaXV8nEEihttps://plus.google.com/u/0/116601386475273901307/posts/gfLGBj2ZEy7https://plus.google.com/u/0/104672614700283598130/posts/1ULqLb7GnMshttps://plus.google.com/u/0/104328553869453938019/posts/8BNmXCuyNq2Collapse this post||2012-01-06 16:07:18||35||24||28||33||CC G+|
|Paul Stickland||22,480||Greetings to all you Children's Book lovers, authors, illustrators, editors, designers, publishers, librarians and booksellers!It's time to share the new all singing and dancing Children's Book Circle!As ever, a compendium of the best in Children's Books here on google plus!If you would like to be added, please leave a comment below and I will pop you in!It's been an interesting year for children's books, so here's looking forward to an amazing 2012!||2011-12-30 15:18:38||122||17||0||3||CC G+|
|Bud Hoffman||21,650||Want good content?Here are some folks that just might interest you!Did I also mention +Cory Conley is included in this circle?+Shared Circles on G+||2011-12-26 04:47:57||138||7||2||3||CC G+|
|Tetsuya Kitahata||37,651||Japan Lovers CircleCurrent total members: 720 (+Japan++ has over 1400) #SharedCircles #Lovers #Free #Ticket #To #Japan #Re-share #+1 #Recommended #Japanese (Updated: 14:25:00 11th December 2011 (UTC+0900))+Tetsuya Kitahata writes:I have created a circle in Google Plus, named "Japan Lovers (Japanophilia)" in order to detect who are real Japan Lovers and I might think that I could recommend to the Government of Japan to free-ticket to Japan (Planned in 2012). Please +1 to this post or leave a note as a comment. Thank you in advance. -- THIS IS A POWERFUL CHALLENGE!! (Please make sure that you are keeping @Tetsuya Kitahata on your circle(s) , in order to be here.)cf. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2011/10/10000-free-round-trip-tickets-to-japan/# OF COURSE, People who live in Japan, genuine Japanese people would be appreciative, as well.# RE-SHARING, +1, AND REPORTING TO ME WOULD BE ALSO RECOMMENDED!! GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS WILL LET YOU GET THE FREE-TICKET MORE EASIER!! This is So Called "Google Way" !!Aye? then Press +1 or leave comments or re-share this. TIA. Please show me your passions towards "Japan"!By the way, I received a simple question. "I do not want me to be categorized in this circle, but I know that I can help +Tetsuya Kitahata because I have so much followers who really want to dive into this circle. What should I do?" -- +Tetsuya Kitahata 's answer: "The best way" would be -- "Re-Share this post and Leave a comment 'I am not in this category but I am supportive, so re-shared!" This comment can be soon detected. From Japan With Love. - +Tetsuya Kitahata ----P.S.I need your help (re-sharing this post would be the best), If we can gather much more than 5,000 - I think that more people can be invited by the Government of Japan. Thank you in advance. Yours!!Whether you are listed or not listed, I recommend you ALL (Japan Lovers) to press "+1" plus re-sharing. This (action) improves relationships with me (Tetsuya) immediately and finally eases you to go (come) to Japan. It's so called "Google Way". :) --- ah, if you want to improve the score severely, please "invite" firstname.lastname@example.org to Google+ . Try it! It's Google+!Also, can you expect the recommendations from "Unfollowing" person? -- so, recommend you ALL (Japan Lovers) to add me (= Tetsuya) into your circle, Ah, TRIPLE Combo (+1, Re-Sharing and Commenting) would be perfect, needless to say :) -- and importing the list would be also highly recommendable because this has full of Japan Lovers -- tendencies, hobbies etc. would be similar as a matter of course!c.f.Tetsuya's Circle Lists (Shortcuts Created) : http://wik.jp/circles+Tetsuya Kitahata writes:Japan Lovers: http://wik.jp/japanEnka Lovers: http://wik.jp/enkaJPOP Lovers:||2011-12-11 05:27:35||500||2||3||5||CC G+|
|Brian Spencer St. John||4,701||Here is my shared Artists & Illustrators CircleBe assured, I’ve combed through this Circle#artists #illustrators #circle||2011-12-10 19:04:44||224||4||1||2||CC G+|
|Charles Dowd (CDowd)||86,419||Support Independant Comic CreatorsA circle of indie creators including Cheese Circle Curator and writer +Dale Lazarov among others.||2011-12-02 00:47:28||474||36||11||12||CC G+|
|Richard Cosgrove||2,609||Films & TV shared circleI've added people to this shared circle from +Cherie Lawrence's and +Douglas Brown's filmmaker shared circles, and removed profiles that have been silent for the past 2 months.If you'd like adding, or removing, please leave a comment.||2011-11-10 00:35:18||239||1||0||2||CC G+|
|Hermano Geoff||11,267||Authors and Writers Who Brighten My Day For Circle Share Sunday you'll love your stream by circling these great word-painters.||2011-11-06 17:47:13||166||2||1||2||CC G+|
|matthew rappaport||183,169||ARTISTS OF G+You want ART?! Here's a MEGA mix of all kinds of art, artists and creative+ Art, Photography, Cartoons, Music, Comics, Movies, TV, Web Content, Youtube, Comedy & more!!! #art #photography #artists[I haven't nailed found everyone who has done some kind of art but definitely feel free to say hi in the comments and let me know your PASSION!]||2011-11-04 10:57:15||312||19||10||20||CC G+|
|Elizah Kirt||979||I think this is the largest NaNoWriMo circle I have seen!||2011-11-01 21:11:40||501||6||1||3||CC G+|
|Anna Mannino (GoNoAMMo)||3,104||This is my current count of the NaNoWriMo challengers this year. I know there are more of you!Remember, there will be an ongoing Google+ hangout the entire month, as well as live streaming, you can pop in and out as needed and get a support group for your Novel no matter what you're writing about!Let me know if you would like to be added in. ^_^Anna Mannino shared a circle with you.||2011-10-30 20:54:00||454||18||4||3||CC G+|
|Alan Lodge||254||Hi G+been working on a writers circle for a while not all pro writers buy any means, some have added to the #writersblock project. If you have any interest in writing pro or other wise would like to add you to this circle, check it out.Battlesbridge Mill shared a circle with you.||2011-10-30 16:19:58||231||7||3||2||CC G+|
|Hermano Geoff||11,267||Circle Share Sunday - The Write StuffIf you love words and written art these "Active Writers and Authors" will inspire, engage, and make your writing better!Hermano Geoff shared a circle with you.||2011-10-30 15:04:40||165||10||6||3||CC G+|
|Tetsuya Kitahata||37,651||Otaku United(Ouch!)As Of 2011/Oct/29 04:34:30 (GMT+0900)Tetsuya Kitahata shared a circle with you.||2011-10-28 19:34:47||348||17||4||7||CC G+|
|Tetsuya Kitahata||37,651||Manga LoversAs Of 2011/Oct/27 10:00:00 (JST)Aye? then Press +1 or leave comments or re-share this. TIA. Please show me your passions towards the "Manga"!By the way, I received a simple question. "I do not want me to be categorized in this circle, but I know that I can help +Tetsuya Kitahata because I have so much followers who really want to dive into this circle. What should I do?" -- +Tetsuya Kitahata 's answer: "The best way" would be -- "Re-Share this post and Leave a comment 'I am not in this category but I am supportive, so re-shared!" This comment can be soon detected.== Re-share highly recommended, +1 as well ==P.S. Japan Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/LvvFTWZyHs6 Manga Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/Ac6gYfWtmGK Video Game Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/T1ts2ntXJry J-POP Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/gqAKeUUv8vV Enka Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/514sng7gk47 Anime Lovers Circlehttps://plus.google.com/115625564993990145546/posts/E4kPRvrgHEoTetsuya Kitahata shared a circle with you.||2011-10-27 01:04:26||265||27||6||42||CC G+|
|Matthew Graybosch||18,902||This is my writers circle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.Matthew Graybosch shared a circle with you.||2011-10-25 19:14:45||77||4||0||1||CC G+|
|Kimberly Froiland||940||I am really starting to love google+. This is one of my crazy-big NaNoWriMo circles. If I have included you in this fantastic group and you don't want to be here, please let me know so I can move you to a more appropriate circle.Kimberly Froiland shared a circle with you.||2011-10-24 14:30:53||500||15||1||4||CC G+|
|Mike Manz||2,964||Here is my current NaNoWriMo circle. Re-share and spread the love.Mike Manz shared a circle with you.||2011-10-22 09:02:51||454||9||0||2||CC G+|
|Charles Dowd (CDowd)||86,419||Indie comic/webcomic creators. Support indie talent!Charles Dowd shared a circle with you.||2011-10-21 17:37:00||478||8||5||13||CC G+|
|Charles Dowd (CDowd)||86,419||I follow lots of writers. Both indie and pro.Charles Dowd shared a circle with you.||2011-10-21 17:35:43||277||6||1||3||CC G+|
|Jon Evans||1,431||a circle of artistJon Evans shared a circle with you.||2011-10-20 02:05:08||501||4||4||3||CC G+|
|Kris Courtney||4,145||A great collection of talent - Bless you ...Kris Courtney shared a circle with you.||2011-10-19 16:40:43||475||0||0||1||CC G+|
|Douglas Brown||2,485||Sharing my filmmakers and film circle.Douglas Brown shared a circle with you.||2011-10-19 12:26:03||172||12||3||3||CC G+|
|Brittany Constable||4,120||Here, have some WriMos! My word, this circle has gotten big beyond all sense. Protip: Having trouble coping with being circled by mass amounts of people? Create a Pending circle and sort through them at your leisure! Thanks to +Kathie Leung for the advice.Brittany Constable shared a circle with you.||2011-10-18 17:01:42||439||10||0||1||CC G+|
|Brandon McLeod||0||My writers circle.Brandon McLeod shared a circle with you.||2011-10-12 23:16:15||81||1||0||0||CC G+|
|Elizabeth Marcellin||2,613||Writers and Authors from all around the worldElizabeth Marcellin shared a circle with you.||2011-10-12 13:45:54||500||2||0||4||CC G+|
|Matthew Graybosch||18,902||This is my writers circle. You'll find a few published authors here, but I think most of the people here are like myself: unpublished, but working on it.Matthew Graybosch shared a circle with you.||2011-10-05 15:19:14||53||10||0||1||CC G+|
|John K||4,028||People who like comics or are involved in making them!John Kolsun shared a circle with you.||2011-10-04 01:43:28||208||6||3||10||CC G+|
|John K||4,028||People who like geek (interesting) things like movies, comics, video games, ect.John Kolsun shared a circle with you.||2011-10-04 01:43:06||250||16||1||6||CC G+|
|Brooke Johnson||3,422||Here's my compilation of writers on Google+, though it's probably not complete!Brooke Johnson shared a circle with you.||2011-10-02 01:03:21||128||0||0||0||CC G+|
|Charles Dowd (CDowd)||86,419||So are we doing #FollowFriday or Share a Circle Saturday? Either way, here's my webcomics circle. Filled with a bunch of talented creators. (G+ limited it to only 250, not sure why?)Charles Dowd shared a circle with you.||2011-09-30 12:59:48||250||5||3||10||CC G+|
|Nick Marino||1,856||Here are the first 250 people in my Comics Circle. It's packed full of webcomics creators, comic book creators, self-publishers, writers, artists, and comics fans.Nick Marino shared a circle with you.||2011-09-27 11:09:36||250||0||0||1||CC G+|
|Eloise Berryman||1,671||Feel free to add who I have in my writer's circle. This circle has 284 people in it right now. If you're new on G+, this circle sharing thing is awesome for you since all the footwork has already been done for you. The max that can be shared is 250, so I dunno - it must be either the first 250 I added or a random 250.Eloise Berryman shared a circle with you.||2011-09-27 04:22:45||248||3||1||2||CC G+|
2013-11-11 14:21:56 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)
My daily sketch in honour of Remembrance Day.
2013-11-08 00:13:39 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)
Posted about why I believe pictures are important: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/11/7/why-picture-books-are-important.html
2013-11-07 14:25:09 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)
2013-11-01 11:25:12 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)
On the fence about whether or not to participate in +NaNoWriMo! this year? Here's my advice (plus some comics!): http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/10/31/nanowrimo-should-you-participate-my-answer-plus-nanowrimo-co.html
2013-10-29 13:14:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)
Starting to post about the process of creating NAKED!, a new picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by yours truly. Here's how the jacket portrait illustrations were created: http://debbieohi.com/book-naked-blog/2013/10/29/naked-jacket-flap-author-and-illustrator-portraits.html
(and yeah, I never figured I'd ever end up on the jacket cover of a children's book NAKED!)
2013-10-29 02:12:21 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)
Just posted a new Will Write For Chocolate - http://inkygirl.com/wwfc/2013/10/28/technology-and-rejections.html
2013-10-17 17:43:50 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)
Yay, I'm finally allowed to show the cover of NAKED!, a new picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by yours truly, coming out from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in May 2014. You can see sample interior pages and find out more info: http://debbieohi.com/naked
2013-10-16 11:55:39 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)
Delighted to announce that I'll be writing and illustrating two more books for Simon & Schuster Children's. How it happened: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/10/15/im-writing-and-illustrating-two-more-books-for-simon-schuste.html
2013-10-02 21:02:03 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)
I am THRILLED to announced that I'm going to be illustrating SEA-MONKEY AND BOB, a new picture book by Aaron Reynolds, to be published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in Fall 2015. (!!!)
2013-09-30 01:30:50 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)
Laurent Linn (@LaurentLinn on Twitter), my art director at Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, is SO incredibly enthusiastic and encouraging of my work.
Had so much fun working with Laurent on +I'm Bored and NAKED!, am now super-excited about our creative collaboration on WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?, the very first children's book that I'm writing and illustrating.
I'm blogging about the process of Writing and Illustrating A Picture Book With Simon & Schuster: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/tag/pbcreation
2013-09-25 12:56:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)
Curious about audiobooks get narrated? Check out my interview with voice actor Cassandra Morris about her narration of the enhanced ebook version of I'M BORED. Lots of pics and audio samples, plus tips for aspiring young voice actors: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/9/25/interview-cassandra-morris-on-creating-audiobooks-and-the-na.html
2013-09-24 13:28:52 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)
Today's Daily Sketch is in honour of Banned Books Week. Posted about it as well as a lovely poem by +Cheryl Rainfield here: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/9/24/sept-22-28-2013-is-banned-books-week.html
2013-09-21 12:59:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)
Just found out that the 2014 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (Writer's Digest Books) is now on the shelves. Excited to be interviewed this year! And wishing I could send a certain blurb excerpt to my younger self: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/9/21/see-my-interview-in-the-2014-childrens-writers-illustrators.html
Thanks to Ricki Schultz for interviewing me.
2013-09-17 15:02:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)
Just posted about my early sketch process (and main challenge) for NAKED!, a new picture book written by Michael Ian Black, coming out from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers next year: http://debbieohi.com/book-naked-blog/2013/9/17/early-sketches-during-naked-illustration-process-plus-my-mai.html
2013-09-11 12:35:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)
Updated Will Write For Chocolate with a new strip: "What the new iPhone doesn' have...". In case anyone was wondering, I have decided to upgrade my iPhone to the iPhone 5s. I read ebooks on my iPhone as well as taking a ton of photos, so the improved graphics capability (and especially the new camera features) make it well worth it for me.
2013-08-31 00:17:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Thanks for the invite! I write and illustrate books for young people, and am highly interested in this particular community topic. I haven't been on Google+ as much these days, but am intrigued by focused community groups like this one. Nice to be here!. :-)
2013-08-30 14:25:50 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)
Never lend a book to a friend unless you're prepared for the consequences. http://inkygirl.com/wwfc/2013/8/30/never-lend-a-book-to-a-friend-unless-youre-prepared-for-the.html
2013-08-23 14:51:05 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)
Another update: http://inkygirl.com/wwfc/2013/8/23/mimis-book-purge.html
2013-08-18 22:32:48 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)
2013-07-19 16:53:02 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)
Writing and illustrating books, time management (and advice for aspiring writers/illus re: social media), how I ended up selling my site for writers and moving to Philadelphia way from my husband, and more:
2013-07-01 19:06:26 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)
Happy Canada Day, eh?
2013-06-30 12:21:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)
Interview with +Kelly Light on +Inkygirl: Kidlit/YA Writer & Illustrator Resource about illustrating middle grade novels and creating picture books: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/6/14/kelly-light-kidlit-dynamo-on-illustrating-the-quirks-and-elv.html
2013-06-25 11:44:39 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)
New York Times Notable picture book author +Audrey Vernick shares insider info about her picture book writing process, including a PDF of sample editorial notes she received from her Bloomsbury/Walker editor: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/6/24/interview-audrey-vernick-on-writing-picture-books-editing-pr.html
2013-06-18 18:09:54 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)
I'm excited to announce that the official title of the first picture book that I'm writing AND illustrating is WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? and is coming out from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in Spring 2015. :-)
My editor: Justin Chanda. Art Director: Laurent Linn. I'll be gradually posting more info at https://www.facebook.com/DebbieOhiBooks
Note: Font/color scheme below are temporary placeholders; I'm still working on the mss and art.
2013-06-06 11:27:25 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)
Birthday doodle I did for my friend +Errol Elumir yesterday. Errol is almost as much of a Totoro fan as I am.
2013-05-22 15:20:05 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)
Quickie anonymous poll: Have you ever purchased a self-published book? Answer in the link below (YES or NO) & you'll see the results so far:
Part of my ongoing series of informal polls & surveys about writing, reading and publishing. You can see results from past surveys here: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-survey-archives/
2013-05-20 20:49:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
I interviewed Celia Lee, an assistant editor at Cartwheel Books/Scholastic, about her work and what she is/isn't looking for. PLUS (!!!) for a two-month starting TODAY, Celia is open to unagented submissions from Inkygirl readers. She's looking for picture books, novelty books and board books, plus is open to postcards from illustrators. See this post for more details:
2013-05-15 16:08:44 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)
Yay, just got permission from my editor at Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers to share a sample illustration from NAKED! The book comes out next summer. I'm working on the final art and cover now...
2013-05-15 15:21:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)
Thanks to my sister for the heads-up that I'M BORED is a starred selection in The Canadian Children's Centre's "Best Books For Kids & Teens" Spring Guide!
2013-05-12 14:49:39 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)
For all you moms out there...
2013-05-06 20:21:55 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)
Posted over on my blog but forgot to post here: I'm pleased to announce that I have two book illustration contracts with Random House Children's Books! Details here: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/4/25/my-exciting-news-two-book-contracts-with-random-house-childr.html
Books in the pipeline: two for Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (one of which I'm also writing), two for HarperCollins Children's Books, two for Random House Children's Books. The next couple of years are going to be pretty busy for me. :-)
2013-05-05 03:08:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)
Comic nerds: I strongly encourage you to listen to these tracks on +Ookla the Mok's newest album, OOKLA THE MOK VS EVIL, which has been on auto-repeat for ages on my laptop since it was recently launched. LOVE this album.
2013-04-02 14:32:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)
My P.O. box is lonely. To teachers: if your class sends me snailmail about +I'm Bored, I will write back with doodles. For more info: http://debbieohi.com/address
2013-03-27 13:37:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
This album has been playing nonstop in my basement office for the past month. More about my librarian friend +Rand Bellavia's newest project, why I ended up giving away most of my comics (but still read comics digitally), and Bad Guys:
2013-03-23 12:30:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)
Posted on my Beware The Squirrel blog: http://debbieohi.com/squirrel
If you're on FB, also see Squirrels Are Evil and Taking Over The World: https://www.facebook.com/bewarethesquirrel
2013-03-23 11:23:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
A while back, I mentioned that I was going to be speaking at the Niagara Writer's/illustrator's Retreat and Conference this year. Not enough illustrators signed up to warrant keeping the Illustrator track, so the conference has decided to drop that part of the programming. Though I'm no longer attending the event, I still encourage children's book writers to check out the event & its all-star faculty. I'm still hoping to get my +Sara Zarr books autographed in person someday. :-) More:
2013-03-18 14:46:55 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)
Jeff & I went to a Chinese restaurant last night, and I came across more evidence that squirrels really ARE taking over the world...
2013-03-17 17:41:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)
Experimenting with Twitter's Vine app (you can follow me at "Debbie Ohi"). Here's a 6-sec video showing the evolution of an +I'm Bored illustration from original mss text to final published page: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/3/17/writers-illustrators-and-twitters-vine-app.html
2013-03-15 17:01:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)
My main soundtrack while drawing these days has been Ookla the Mok 's new nerdrock album, "Ookla The Mok vs. Evil." If you are or ever have been a fan of comics, you NEED TO BUY THIS ALBUM. You can hear samples of all the tracks: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ooklathemok2. More info about the group: http://www.ooklathemok.com/
2013-03-15 15:38:36 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)
It's official: I'm going to be illustrating the RUBY ROSE books by Rob Sanders, to be published by HarperCollins! See:
2013-02-24 19:33:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)
I've been testing out the +GroovBoard iPad writing lap desk & stand for the past few weeks. Just posted my review: http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/2/24/review-groovboard-lap-writing-desk-and-stand-for-the-ipad.html
2013-02-14 20:08:30 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)
My favorite love song, written by +Errol Elumir for his wife, performed by his daughter Zoe. Zoe also starred in the +I'm Bored book trailer: http://vimeo.com/48053498
2013-02-11 23:42:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)
The goal of International Book Giving Day (Feb.14) is to get new/used/borrowed books into the hands of as many children as possible. I've donated a custom bookplate to the cause; you can download a sheet of 4 print-ready bookplates: http://bookgivingday.com/bookplates/
For three simple ways of celebrating International Book Giving Day: http://bookgivingday.com/
2013-02-08 19:06:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
Today on my +Inkygirl: Kidlit/YA Writer & Illustrator Resource blog: my interview with SEE YOU AT HARRY'S author +Jo Knowles about her writing process, advice for aspiring writers, plus her fascinating visual storyboard photos (lots of photos!):
2013-01-25 01:58:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Yay, congrats to Michael Ian Black (author of +I'm Bored, which I illustrated), on being chosen as one of The 50 Funniest People Now by Rolling Stone magazine:
2013-01-22 02:32:32 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)
I'm pleased to announce that I'm going to be on the faculty of the Niagara Children's Writers/Illustrators Retreat and Conference May 3-5, 2013 -- my first faculty position! Registration just opened today:
http://niagararetreatandconference.com (You can see other faculty here: http://niagararetreatandconference.com/the-faculty/)
I'll be giving one-on-one online platform critiques, talking about Marketing & Self-Promotion For Introverts & giving an Illustrators' session with Jim Averbeck & more -- Hoping to see some of you there!
Thanks to +Jackie Garlick-Pynaert for organizing the event.
2013-01-21 16:01:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Starting work on NAKED! & posted some thoughts on the picture book process this time around:
2013-01-16 17:17:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)
Entertainment Weekly just posted about my next book illustration project , woohoo! SOOOOO EXCITED to be working on another Michael Ian Black story:
2013-01-15 16:17:53 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)
2013-01-13 20:27:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Manerr Tangent is hanging out in a live Hangout On Air. #hangoutsonair
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