Young artist sought to help ‘Archer Addy’ books hit their mark

(Photo courtesy Erik Nachtrieb)
A new chapter in the saga of West Seattle’s “Archer Addy,” the young champion whose story we brought you back in August. She’s now the subject of an in-the-works series of books, and the team is seeking a young artist to add images to the words:

West Seattleite and author/producer Erik Nachtrieb is looking for a youth illustrator, 8-17 years old, to illustrate for the Archer Addy chapter book series. The first book in the series is completed, in text form, and with the editor.

“The real-life adventures of the Archer Addy book series follow Addison (Archer Addy), a 9-year-old girl determined to enter a man’s sport and become a World Champion target archer in the midst of balancing homework, friends, her sister, and parents. Written on the positive themes of dreams, determination and self reliance, Archer Addy, in her own voice, brings the 8-12 year-old reader into her experiences and inspires them to think differently, try new things, and never give up.”

The Archer Addy series is written from the voice and experiences of Addy, who is a real-life West Seattleite and competitive target archer. We, the Archer Addy Book Team, feel utilizing a child from greater Seattle to illustrate the book would keep within tone and message of the book. We are hoping to find a young person with the same passion and drive for art as the character Archer Addy has for archery.

If you are between 8-18 years old, please have your parents contact us at: We will then deliver you a few excerpts from the book along with illustration titles from which you can derive inspiration for your drawings.

Further details ahead:

We would like two illustrations submitted so we may determine which artist will be the best fit for the book series.

Draw the illustration in your style, the way you envision the scene. You may experiment with a few other styles if you like. Creating each illustration in a different style. Within the styles, we are looking for black and white illustrations that show emotion and/or humor. It will help to take a look at the pictures on the “Archer Addy” Facebook page to get an idea of what the different aspects of archery look like.

Once we make a determination, we will look to produce illustrations for all 12 books in the series over the following year. Each book will contain 6-8 illustrations, including the cover.

We will discuss financial compensation for all illustrations with the parents of the artist chosen.

For more information on the real Archer Addy, see or find her on FB.

The Archer Addy Book Team is growing and currently consists of Erik and Tracy Nachtrieb (authors) and Jenny Kanevsky (editor).

1 Reply to "Young artist sought to help 'Archer Addy' books hit their mark"

  • evergreen January 5, 2014 (11:17 am)

    Archery is traditionally a man’s sport?

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