Coming Soon: Hello, Melbourne!
I'm so excited to finally share about a huge project that's been keeping me busy this year, my new book, 'Hello, Melbourne!'. It's such a great feeling to spill the beans on such a colourful, fun project, and one with so many tiny details in the illustrations that I'm pretty sure my eyesight will never be the same! ;) In a similar vein to my first book release last October of 'Hello, Sydney!', my new book 'Hello, Melbourne!' follows 6 little magpies on a big look-and-find adventure Melbourne, stopping at 15 different locations around the city. Working on this book was such a joy, from start to finish. I've spent a lot of time in Melbourne researching the locations and enjoying what a beautiful city it is. I've learnt so many interesting stories about the places featured, and now have a whole arsenal of Melbourne facts if you're ever needing them. My publishing team at Thames & Hudson trusted me with the writing, illustration and design, and I'm so proud of the finished book — and can't wait for you to see it!
'Hello, Melbourne!' will be released in October 2017, and we've been working on some very fun, very cute McKean Studio pieces to release alongside it. Pre-orders will go on sale next month, so be sure to keep checking back, and sign up to our mailing list to be the first in the know.
You can also follow along on Instagram @meganmckean for some peeks behind the scenes, the process of illustrating a book, and some snippets of the new collection coming soon! I'll be putting everything under the hashtag #HelloMelbournebyMeganMcKean.
If you'd like to see more from my first book, you can shop copies of 'Hello, Sydney!' in our online store, or online (with free worldwide shipping!) from The Book Depository, or in all good book stores around Australia.