Adrianna Bamber, aka A.Bamber, is an artist and designer who is also pretty skilled at operating a sewing machine. Adrianna is both the author and illustrator of “My Ukrainian American Story” and she just launched a Kickstarter project to publish it.
Tell me about “My Ukrainian American Story.”
My book is about a Ukrainian American girl who shares fun tidbits about her life and culture. Working on this book has been an emotional cultural journey for me. From reminiscing about my childhood to pondering cultural identity – mine and of Ukrainians and the Ukrainian American community. Maintaining focus on a self authored and illustrated project is challenging; edits to both text and illustrations can spiral.
What is your dream children’s book project?
My dream children’s book project is to illustrate a magical, fun book (possibly containing ponies) to be published with a licensing deal for character toys and an animated show. What a dream!
Which artist inspires you right now at this very moment?
I am inspired by a mix of artists, illustrators and designers…as well as experiences, “non artist people”, travel and nature. The illustrators I’m into at this moment are Tor Freeman, Benjamin Chaud, Jean Jullien and Jayde Fish.
How will the rest of 2017 unfold for you?
I’m planning on publishing my first children’s book and getting started on my next book! Yay!