Conni books 2018

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In 2018, we published 4 new Conni picture books. So I just want to show you a few of my favourite pages!

These are from “Conni goes to school” (“Conni kommt in die Schule”):
Sample page from 'Conni goes to school'
Sample page from 'Conni goes to school'

These are from “Conni goes to the pediatrician” (“Conni geht zum Kinderarzt”):
Sample page from 'Conni goes to the pediatrician'
Sample page from 'Conni goes to the pediatrician'

These are from “Conni makes pancakes” (“Conni backt Pfannkuchen”):
Sample page from 'Conni makes pancakes'
Sample page from 'Conni makes pancakes'

And last, these are from “Conni visits grandma and grandpa” (“Conni besucht Oma und Opa”):
Sample page from 'Conni visits grandma and grandpa'
Sample page from 'Conni visits grandma and grandpa

  • “Conni kommt in die Schule”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-51826-2
  • “Conni geht zum Kinderarzt”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-51829-3
  • “Conni backt Pfannkuchen”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-08951-9
  • “Conni besucht Oma und Opa”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-08669-3
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Conni everywhere!

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Hello everyone!

It’s been over a year since our last update, we know, we know… We’ve just been very busy and since I don’t have much time right now either, I’ll just leave you with some photos to prove it!

Working on “Conni” has definitely changed our lives. We’ve published 9 fully illustrated books so far and more are on the way. There’s quite a lot of merchandising, additional books and also some translations into foreign languages.

Look at all this stuff!
And that's just what we have at home.
Here are all the books we've published so far.
And here's some other stuff we did.
Then there's the merchandising.
And some foreign publishers have also taken up our books!

We truly want to show you a few things from the books in more detail, but for now, this will have to do.

Here’s a list of the books we’ve made so far:

    Hardcover picture books:

  • “Das neue große Conni-Buch”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Eva Wenzel-Bürger and Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-51906-1
  • “Conni kommt in den Kindergarten”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2017
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-51825-5
  • “Conni ist wütend”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2017
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-51827-9
  • “Conni kommt in die Schule”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-51826-2
  • “Conni geht zum Kinderarzt”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-51829-3
  • “Conni kann nicht einschlafen”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2019
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-51828-6
  • Lesemaus:

  • “Conni geht zur Zahnärztin”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2017
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-08700-3
  • “Conni geht aufs Töpfchen”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2017
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-08688-4
  • “Conni geht aufs Töpfchen” – Special edition with stickers
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2019
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-08051-6
  • “Conni backt Pfannkuchen”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-08951-9
  • “Conni besucht Oma und Opa”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Story by Liane Schneider. Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-08669-3
  • Others:

  • “Meine Kindergartenfreunde”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2017
    Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-51900-9
  • “Meine Schulfreunde”
    Published by Carlsen Verlag, 2018
    Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-551-18357-6
  • “Das Conni Kochbuch”
    Published by ZS Verlag, 2018
    Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-89883-753-8
  • “Das Conni Backbuch”
    Published by ZS Verlag, 2018
    Drawings by Janina Görrissen in collaboration with Marc Rueda.
    ISBN 978-3-89883-823-8
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More Conni stuff by Haba

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Oh yes, we are going to spam you with Conni stuff this year.

Just fresh out on the market, Haba produced some beautiful plates, glasses and other tableware with my drawings! I’m so excited and hope we’ll get to see them up close very soon.

Conni tableware by Haba
Conni tableware by Haba

And even though we don’t have much to do with these, they are too cool not to show. Haba also made some Conni figures for their Little Friends line:
Conni Little Friends

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New Conni books for 2018

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Happy new year!

We already posted this on our Facebook page a while back, but here’s what’s next in the Conniverse for 2018!

In spring, we’ll have 3 new books coming out: “Conni goes to school”, “Conni makes pancakes” and a “school friends” book (kind of like a poetry album where your friends can write and draw stuff about themselves) similar to the “kindergarten friends” that came out last year.

'My school friends' and 'Conni goes to school'
'Conni makes pancakes'

Also, but this is already for 2019, there will be 2 calendars coming out by Lappan, a family calendar with columns for up to 5 family members and a calender which the kids can color themselves!

Conni calendars for 2019.

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Here be dragons… (Haba)

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Haba Drachen!

Yesterday a big package containing the latest games I did for Haba came in! I worked on 2 projects for them this year, on the one hand a new card game featuring Dragon Thunder Tooth and a set of three puzzles much like the ones I did for Princess Mina, but with a boy and his dragon.

Let’s start with the puzzles.

You might recognize the main illustration for that from our portfolio – it’s a painting I made back in 2013. The people at Haba liked it so much that they wanted to use these characters for the puzzle set. The main image could be used just the way it was with a few more details added in.
It was really cool for me to draw those two characters again.

A little side note on the third puzzle: I was told to draw the knight / boy “rescuing” a princess from her tower or something like that, but instead of just having a passive princess I decided to have a bolder, braver girl who managed to escape from the guards all by herself, she just needed a ride to get off the tower. In my first sketch I actually had her standing on top of the two guards whom she knocked out by herself, but the editors thought that was a little too brutal for the target audience, even though they liked the idea.
So – you might not be able to tell the whole story just from that single picture, but there it is.

Let’s see those puzzles now!

The cover for the puzzles.

Puzzle nº 1, which was my original image.

Puzzle nº 2.

Puzzle nº 3.

As for the second game, it’s a Happy Families game (it’s called “Dragon Rapid Fire Quartets” in English – I’m a bit confused about the name change here, but whatever) featuring the same dragons we already knew from the Dragon Thunder Tooth board game, plus 4 new dragons. I’m a little sad that I had to change Fire Tails’ color from the original orange to brown, but it was to avoid confusion in the game.
But I do love to draw these little fellas and I’m happy I could create new ones as well! I love dragons.

Dragon Rapid Fire Quartets

All the cards from the Dragon Rapid Fire Quartets

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