Als Verdriet op bezoek komt

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The Dutch translation of my book ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ is very special to me. As Dutch is my native language I translated it myself, together with the editor from Leopold, who understands the book very well. I grew up with many of the books published by Leopold, so you can imagine when I heard it would be published by them, I was over the moon.

This is a repost from @dekinderboekwinkel in Amsterdam. You should check out all their other Book Face Friday posts, they’re so much fun!

My own book in the bookshop

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Of course I had to see my own book in the bookshop for myself and what a lovely thing to find it prominently displayed in both book shops where I live, @childrenheffers and @waterstonescambridge. If you love books and buy them, buy them in an actual bookshop whenever you can! They are the most wonderful places in the world (in my opinion), and there is nothing like accidentally stumbling upon the perfect book that you didn’t realise you needed in your life until you found it. #ilovebooks and #ilovebookshops

Can you let me know when you spot ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’ in the wild?
Published by @andersenpress.

Also, you can already find the Dutch, Turkish and Spanish editions, and others will follow soon! I will share the covers of the translations soon as well.

Say hello to Sadness

Say hello to Sadness, because today is publication day of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’!

Many thanks to the wonderful team at @andersenpress, in particular Libby @libbyhamham and Beccy @bexgarrill for their superb editing – and art directing skills. It’s an understatement when I say that I couldn’t have made this book without them.

I finished this book during my study at the @cambridge_school_of_art @csacbi and developed the blueprint of it with the help of wonderful tutors (and classmates!). Only a few of them are here on Instagram but thank you for some amazing and insightful tutorials @pamsmyillustrator @kmanolessou @davidhughesinc and friends and classmates for all the support, cakes interesting conversations.

And last but not least, thanks to my family (@welcometotheprocess @aldo_eland) and @mauri.mendes for continuing support. And Mauri in particular for making sure I’m always fed, hugged and cheered on along the way!

This is an illustration from the book. I am still surprised sometimes at how much lighter the feeling of sadness becomes, when I simply accept its presence and stop resisting it, one way or the other. This is one of the experiences I’d like to share with the reader (be it a child or an adult). Maybe sadness isn’t all that scary and overwhelming when we can face it directly, with kindness and curiosity.

How do you usually cope with feelings of sadness? Can you ‘sit’ with it sometimes and just let it be? I have to confess that it’s one of the lessons I’m still learning myself.

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What makes a good story?

I am doing a workshop on storytelling tomorrow with the clever children from the Children's Forum at @discover_story , using my own Story Builder game that I am developing.⠀What makes a good story? I will explore this with the children together and will ask for their input so they can discover through their own knowledge, but it helps to have a better idea myself.⠀What do you guys think are the possible key ingredients to good stories? What are some of the best stories you know, and do you have any idea why they work?⠀⠀I really like to hear your thoughts on this, as I know there is so much collective wisdom among all of us here on Instagram. ⠀⠀⠀⠀#evaeland #storytelling #storybuilder #illustratorsofinstagram⠀#archetypalimage #workinprogress #creativeprocess #writingwithimages⠀#machildrensbookillustration #cambridgeschoolofart #kidlitart #childrensbookillustration

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I am doing a workshop on storytelling tomorrow with the clever children from the Children’s Forum at @discover_story , using my own Story Builder game that I am developing.⠀
What makes a good story? I will explore this with the children together and will ask for their input so they can discover through their own knowledge, but it helps to have a better idea myself.⠀
What do you guys think are the possible key ingredients to good stories? What are some of the best stories you know, and do you have any idea why they work?⠀

I really like to hear your thoughts on this, as I know there is so much collective wisdom among all of us here on Instagram. ⠀

Tales on Moon Lane

Having a day in London and admiring this beautiful children’s book shop and the window display @talesonmoonlane - as I’ll have my London book launch there and will get to paint the window. Also just met with @debsbrown1 as we are planning our Cambridge joined book launch in @childrenheffers. At least Sadness can’t complain about not getting enough attention! Just 1,5 more months and it’s out, 3d of January with @andersenpress. #WhenSadnessComesToCall #evaeland #independentbookshops

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Having a day in London and admiring this beautiful children’s book shop and the window display @talesonmoonlane – as I’ll have my London book launch there and will get to paint the window.
Also just met with @debsbrown1 as we are planning our Cambridge joined book launch in @childrenheffers.
At least Sadness can’t complain about not getting enough attention! 😊

Just 1,5 more months and it’s out, 3d of January with @andersenpress.

 

 

Book presentation in the Scheltema of ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’, published by Leopold

Hello! After my book presentation of the Dutch edition ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ with Leopold, I had some lovely, quiet days with my family in the Netherlands. To all those who came along to the presentation I want to say thank you. Thank you for being wonderful people and wanting to share a bit of my journey and being supportive. Even though it makes me highly uncomfortable to be in the middle of the attention and have to speak in front of a group of people, I was in a room filled with lots of my favourite people and people I admire and am very fond of - which made it all a bit easier. I have discovered a new type of sadness however, which is mixed with a feeling of shortcoming,  as I only had a few minutes with everyone to have a conversation, sometimes after years of not seeing each other! Thanks to Ria, Rosanne and Manja from Leopold for being there and being a wonderful publisher and @scheltemaboekverkopers and Christiaan for being a wonderful host. I used to work at the Scheltema, a long time ago (which I forgot to mention), so it felt extra special to have my book launch there. Check my Instagram stories for some photos of the presentation.Only 1,5 month left before ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’ is officially released! I’ll be sharing more about that soon. If you think you might be interested in attending a book launch in London or Cambridge you can message me your e-mail address so you get a personal invitation. ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’, @andersenpress, January 3d. Artwork from 2016: collage from a short sequence without narrative with houses and red suns, made during my study. I might try turning this into a risograph print one day. #AlsVerdrietOpBezoekKomt #uitgeverijleopold #WhenSadnessComesToCall #evaeland#picturebook #childrensbookillustration #childrensbooks #workinprogress #collage #tinyhouse #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #childrensmentalhealth #letstalkaboutsadness #smallactsofselfcare #consolationandcomfort
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Hello! After my book presentation of the Dutch edition ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ with Leopold, I had some lovely, quiet days with my family in the Netherlands.

To all those who came along to the presentation, I want to say thank you. Thank you for being wonderful people and wanting to share a bit of my journey and being supportive. Even though it makes me highly uncomfortable to be in the middle of the attention and have to speak in front of a group of people, I was in a room filled with lots of my favourite people and people I admire and am very fond of – which made it all a bit easier.
I have discovered a new type of sadness, however, which is mixed with a feeling of shortcoming, as I only had a few minutes with everyone to have a conversation, sometimes after years of not seeing each other!

Thanks to Ria, Rosanne and Manja from Leopold for being there and being a wonderful publisher and @scheltemaboekverkopers and Christiaan for being a wonderful host. I used to work at the Scheltema, a long time ago (which I forgot to mention), so it felt extra special to have my book launch there.

Only 1,5 month left before ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’ is officially released! I’ll be sharing more about that soon. If you think you might be interested in attending a book launch in London or Cambridge you can message me your e-mail address so you get a personal invitation. ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’, @andersenpress, January 3d.

Artwork from 2016: collage from a short sequence without narrative with houses and red suns, made during my study. I might try turning this into a risograph print one day.

Hibernation



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Even though I’d love to go into hibernation and hide under the blanket – the world is still moving as fast as ever – and I have a book launch to prepare for! ⠀
If you happen to be in Amsterdam today (Friday 16th) feel free to drop by in the Scheltema (Rokin 9), and say hello and celebrate the launch of ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ with me. We are starting at 16.00 pm. All are welcome.⠀

This was one of the images from an earlier iteration of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’, that didn’t make it into the book eventually.

Als Verdriet op bezoek komt

Before I forget: if you are in Amsterdam on the 16th and you would like to join me at the book launch of the Dutch edition of my book, ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ (Leopold, November 14th), let me know within a few days, so we can make sure there will be enough to drink for everyone 🥂. It will be at the @scheltemaboekverkopers, I used to work there, years ago!The UK edition of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’ with @andersenpress will be available from 3d and we are planning a book launch on Blue Monday (apparently the saddest day of the year). So just hang in there for a bit longer... #alsverdrietopbezoekkomt #evaeland #uitgeverijleopold #whensadnesscomestocall
Read the original post on Instagram.

Before I forget: if you are in Amsterdam on the 16th and you would like to join me at the book launch of the Dutch edition of my book, ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ (Leopold, November 14th), let me know within a few days, so we can make sure there will be enough to drink for everyone 🥂. It will be at the @scheltemaboekverkopers, I used to work there, years ago!
The UK edition of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’ with @andersenpress will be available from 3d and we are planning a book launch on Blue Monday (apparently the saddest day of the year). So just hang in there for a bit longer…

Als Verdriet op bezoek komt

CORRECTION: the Dutch edition will be out on 14th November instead of 31st October. Lets talk about sadness... soon. But first: only 2,5 more weeks before the  publication day for the Dutch version of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’. (@andersenpress, available from 3d January). ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ will be available from 14st November. I’m so happy and proud that one of my favourite Dutch publishers Leopold decided to publish it, I could hardly believe it when I found out. I’ve spent many hours as a child reading their books. Also, together with Ria Turkenberg from Leopold I translated my own book to Dutch, my mother language. I have even more respect for translators now - as it’s truly an art form in itself. NL: Daar is ie dan, de Nederlandse editie van mijn eerste prentenboek. Als je hem tegenkomt in het wild, kan je mij een foto sturen? Wees niet bang voor Als Verdriet op bezoek komt! Het is een troostrijk boek - en hopelijk helpt het groot en klein om met iets meer compassie en begrip met deze soms lastige emotie om te gaan.

Only 2,5 more weeks before the publication day of the Dutch version of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’. (@andersenpress, available from 3d January). ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ will be available from 14st November.

I’m so happy and proud that one of my favourite Dutch publishers Leopold decided to publish it, I could hardly believe it when I found out. I’ve spent many hours as a child reading their books. Also, together with Ria Turkenberg from Leopold I translated my own book to Dutch, my mother language. I have even more respect for translators now – as it’s truly an art form in itself.
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When Sadness Comes to Call

I finally found out how to repost an image because I just have to share this. I’ll be sitting in front of the mailbox every day now to await my own copies  (sorry you all have to wait a bit longer but you can pre-order it if you like, at your local bookshop)P.S. I might take some time to reply messages as I really need to get some work done. If it takes a while before I reply it’s not because I think I’m too important now with my fancy co-editions #Repost @andersenpress with @get_repost・・・Introducing... When Sadness Comes to Call by Eva Eland, sitting atop seven foreign editions. You can look out for this incredible picture book about managing your emotions in January 2019 across the world 🌍 #evaeland #whensadnesscomestocall #picturebook #childrensbookillustration #childrensbooks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness  #childrensmentalhealth

I finally found out how to repost an image because I just have to share this. I’ll be sitting in front of the mailbox every day now to await my own copies (sorry you all have to wait a bit longer but you can pre-order it if you like, at your local bookshop)

P.S. I might take some time to reply messages as I really need to get some work done. If it takes a while before I reply it’s not because I think I’m too important now with my fancy co-editions

#Repost @andersenpress with @get_repost・・・

Introducing… When Sadness Comes to Call by Eva Eland, sitting atop seven foreign editions. You can look out for this incredible picture book about managing your emotions in January 2019 across the world 🌍

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