About a month ago, M emailed me a copy of her picture book, The Girl With The Atomic Sneezes in hopes that I would take a stab at illustrating it. It was a scary thought. I was never very good at drawing from scratch. Copying, yes. From scratch, no. The prospect of jumping into illustration was incredibly intimidating, but I’m glad I did.
Above is the first page of my version of The Girl With The Atomic Sneezes. It took a few tries to nail down the style and general composition, but I’m thrilled with how it came out. I posted it to Facebook yesterday and have been getting great feedback.
Though there’s no real schedule in place, I’d like to have it done by Halloween, if not before. It seems really simple, until I actually dig in to a page. The loose plan is to release it as a PDF with donation links. I’m nowhere near thinking about that for sure though, but enough people have expressed an interest in buying a copy. We shall see!