I have written a childrens book and am looking for an inexpensive illustrator to create fourteen ( could poss be 16) illustrations. The bad news is that i dont have lots of cash at this stage but know the book will sell down the line, as we have several pre orders.
What i need is someone who can do the illustrations for about £1000 and then a percentage royalty going forward for the first three years on a decreasing scale( for example 50p year 1, 35p year 2 and 20p year 3). The good news is that it is a volume based sales model and at the risk of sounding arrogant, my writing ability is no where near as strong as my sales and distribution skills.
Can any of you recommend someone. Style will be quite retro, Rupert the Bear meets Guess how much I love You.