Working on a pocket guide to Mexican sayings, or "dichos mexicanos"...
We want at least 25+ dichos to be illustrated. We're envisioning something cartooney, but still adult, with a common theme/style throughout the book.
A few examples to get your gears turning:
"Solo el que carga el morral le sabe su contenido" - Only the one who 'carries the bucket knows what's in it.
"El pobre nunca tiene para carne y cuando tiene es Vigilia." - Basic translation - poor people can't afford to eat meat, and when they can, its 'Lent (Catholic reference - no meat-eating during Lent).
"El flojo y el mezquino, dos veces en camino" - The lazy and petty, for trying to find shortcuts, end up doing things twice over.
Artwork that is Mexican in style - think Dia de los Muertos, Diego Rivera and his murals, Frida Kahlo, etc.
The artwork will be a major feature of this publication - the artist will be able to write a short autobiography to feature on the back cover of the book. We have some amazing marketing in mind to get this book out there and we want it people to tell their friend, "I can't wait to use these sayings...and the artwork was awesome!"