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12.16.2011

Cricket! My Sweet Cricket!

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Holy #$^%, you guys. THIS ILLUSTRATION of Cricket Bell by Simini Blocker.

I never, ever, ever show pictures of what my characters look like, because I don't want to spoil what's in *your* head, but . . . I had to break the rule for this one.

Because this is *my* Cricket.

Ohmystars, Simini. You have made me a deliriously happy author!

(I am dying. DYING.)

32 comments:

  1. *Bookmark*

    Did I tell you that Cricket is my favorite person ever? 'Cuz he totally is. This is sooooo cool!

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  2. I just this on tumblr and had to reblog, he is adorable and like you said the perfect Cricket!

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  3. This is how I pictured him! Except less cartoon-y. :)

    I FINALLY was able to get the book the other day and I finished it last night. I LOVED it. And I want to marry Cricket. :D <3

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  4. This is so adorable! I really want those pants, js.

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  5. Aww, it's perfect! I love it; it's exactly what I imagined Cricket like. So adorable. <3

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  6. Simini was my roommate in college for YEARS! She's an amazing artist, and an avid reader. The perfect combination!

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  7. Cricket is one of the greatest characters. I love him!

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  8. holy cow! she even draw the rubber bands in his wrist! and the socks!

    Wow, amazing talent there! thanks for sharing!

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  9. The pants! The hair! Oh, I can't get enough.

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  10. THAT'S PERFECT. I mean, you couldn't possibly resist posting this picture. Obviously.

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  11. I adore him. Plain and simple. This picture will definitely replace my mental image, and gladly!

    PS I picture Etienne as Alex Day from Youtube. FYI.

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  12. Again, wow, thank you Stephanie. You know that awesome feeling when someone who's work you really admire like something you did? Yeah. That. It's fantastic :)

    And I love your books because the characters are so fully developed that they already feel like people I know. I can't help but want to draw them up.

    (Also, umm, there's a higher res version I emailed you a couple weeks ago. I don't know when I'll get printing going, so, there's that.)

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  13. And his hair is so, so tall!

    My Cricket..

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  14. He.Is.Perfect.


    Well done, Simini!

    And lucky, lucky Steph!

    Shelley

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  15. He even has the shy smile like the real Cricket! He's spot on!

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  16. Haaaa, this is awesome! It's sorta how I pictured him. The boy on the cover kind of interferes with what I have pictured!

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  17. That is so cool!!! :) :) :)

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  18. I SO want a poster of this

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  19. THAT. IS. SOOO. CUTE!!

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  20. Just finished it last night, and this picture is perfect for Cricket, down to the littlest details. Its fabulous.
    I adored Crickets character, he is perfect in all his imperfection.

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  21. Oh my goOoOoOoOsh, I love him! She's so talented. Love it!!!!

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  22. Ok, I'm printing this out and hanging on my wall. Legit, this is amazingg. Amazing. It is exactly how I pictured Cricket. AHHHHHHH! *fangirl scream*

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  23. Just finished Lola for the second time! And, of course, it was still just as perfect as the first time through!

    *swwon*

    Cricket!

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  24. Great very hard to post this keep it up.

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  25. I have homework. I have tons to read. I have chores to do. And yet, here I am, with Lola just finished reading. It was extraordinary. It made me feel like I don't deserve guys like Cricket. Because I just broke up with one. And I want not to care about it, but I can't. Lola is a wonderful book. I wish I met those extraordinary people who made you write this great book so I can make mine as close to awesome as yours is.

    and also, I think you have just been upgraded as my favorite author.

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  26. I want to draw sparkly pink hearts around this picture!! It's amazing, it totally embodies Cricket! LOVE it!!

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