Here are some samples from the dead-but-not-forgotten directory of my back-up hard drives.
To celebrate The Book That Eats People being named picture book of the year (or is it century?) in North Carolina and the fact that I will be in North Carolina later in the week to give a presentation, arm wrestle author John Perry and accept the prize of a 75 pound lama (I don’t make these things up!) here are some early pages from The Book That Eats People.
The copy was still changing a bit as I prepared this first book dummy. I was looking to tie together the collage and hand painted elements. Originally I was exploring a more collage oriented look. But working with my great editor at Tricycle Press and their art staff it morphed and changed, as most projects do. Check out the final book here on Amazon and order 10 copies. They make great gifts. For people who aren’t too scared.
So, aren’t you readers lucky, to get to see a bunch of my mistakes. Wait…why am I doing this? Actually it’s always interesting to see how a project grows and changes. At least when I do projects that’s what I call the process…maybe ‘mess’ is a better description?! For the editors and art directors reading this – hire me and I’ll make a mess of things. Great PR…I need to stop now…