September 11, 2007
Finding the character...
I've finally gotten onto the pace of my new book, (after false starts & procrastinating... which is probably why we procratinate in the first place).
It's funny how a book demands more than just the drawings and words. It's almost like having a part in a play. You have to search around, experimenting to find the right 'voice'. Or maybe that's just more internalized malarky... the sort that we stay-at-home book workers specialize in. But I think I caught hold of that elusive little musette... so there!
It occurred to me while drawing away, that it really is quite flattering to think that thousands and thousands of readers will read my words and look at these same pictures. Usually I never give the 'audience' a thought... let alone a second thought. But it's nice to think of all the stormy winter nights when readers will curl up in armchairs under lamps to take off on the adventure I've concocted.