I am currently writing/self publishing a book for children with family members who serve in the U.S. armed forces. There is not a lot of current children's literature that deals with the loss of a family member who serves overseas. My book is heavily influenced by the relationship between my seven year old little sister and my older brother, who is currently serving out country in the Marine Corps.
The picture book will be about 13 pages long, however I want some images to span an entire page spread (two pages) and others to be on one page. I have already ironed out what I want for each page of the book and in total I will need about 20 illustrations. I am a fan of more whimsical and cartoonish drawings, as well. I have attached the types of illustration styles I am looking for.