Advance Directives in Dr. Seuss style

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $210
  • Entries Received: 23
  • Winner: LaurieE

Contest Brief

I am currently the CEO of a Hospice and Palliative Care organization in Massachusetts. Last year I wrote my advance directives out in Dr. Seuss poetic form and performed it in front of a live audience of about 300 people (health care professionals and others) in the Boston area. It received a very positive response. In April of this year I performed it on a FB show hosted by ZDOGG MD and it received over a million views and a very positive response there from health care professionals with many of them asking that it be illustrated in book form. While it may be a niche market, I believe there is a market for a somewhat humorous educational piece on a very serious topic.

I am looking for an illustrator in order to put this into a book format. The illustrations should be somewhat reminiscent of Dr. Seuss drawings but not so close to as to create any copyright infringement issues. The characters should be somewhat human looking but with enough distance from realism to mitigate the threatening nature of the content. Here is a link to the FB performance [login to view URL]

I would like to have the entire work illustrated but would like to start with one page to get a sense of the illustrators take. That page will include the following text:
But that's not how it is, nor how it may be
When someday you stand looking down sadly at me
When something has happened we'd all prefer not
When I'm mauled by a bear or a nasty blood clot
Has wedged its way into my heart or my brain
And my pulse and my breathing I cannot maintain
Without all the people, machines and the meds
In this room with us now with the Clinitron beds

I want to clarify something -- the $210 is just to illustrate the one page above. My thought is that once I have found the right illustrator we can negotiate regarding the rest of the work.

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  • berragzakariae
    berragzakariae
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, please check #21 Thank you

    • 1 month ago
  • Timboon1
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    I just did the star rating to see if that helps communicate what I am looking for. It is not a judgment on the fine work demonstrated by each entry, but just to give a sense of which ones are closest to my particular vision. If that doesn't help let me know. It is not a grade on the quality of the work, just a guidepost as to what I think I am looking for.

    • 1 month ago
  • ecomoglio
    ecomoglio
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, please check #12 . Thanks!!!

    • 1 month ago
  • ecomoglio
    ecomoglio
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, thanks for your feedback!! Please check #8 . Thanks!!!

    • 1 month ago
  • ecomoglio
    ecomoglio
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, please check #7 . Thanks!!!

    • 1 month ago
    1. Timboon1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Thank you for the great work Eduardo. It's close to what I am looking for. In this scene the patient (me) is unconscious, so that would need to change. The characters are a bit more realistic than I was thinking, but it's getting closer than other entries thus far!

      • 1 month ago
  • PURIJA
    PURIJA
    • 2 months ago

    Do you want the video to be illustrated sir? Or the caricatures of Dr. Seuss? Kindly reply back since I am also an illustrator and need to understand your requirement well before getting started. Hope to hear from you soon.

    • 2 months ago
    1. Timboon1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Thanks for your questions Purija -- I am looking to make the poem into a book illustrated with characters -- I guess it's more cartoonish than realistic I am looking for. This one page I am asking to be illustrated would form the basis for a collaboration on the rest of the poem. I'd like to see 2 or 3characters and a setting or two.

      • 1 month ago
    2. PURIJA
      PURIJA
      • 1 month ago

      Working on it Sir. Kindly provide some time only I am trying to submit as soon as possible. Working on your requirement.

      • 1 month ago
  • PURIJA
    PURIJA
    • 2 months ago

    Ok I went through your description once again and searched for Dr. Seuss style and understood what you are looking for. I will try to submit my work soon

    • 2 months ago
  • NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    NEVIKSIOSANCAN
    • 2 months ago

    #guaranteed

    • 2 months ago

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