Sunday, April 11, 2010

Space Whale!

This is the image that actually got me my first book illustration job in 1995. While I don't think it's the best of the bunch, the art directors were looking for someone who could illustrate a book about the space shuttle, and bring a bit of humor to it. Somehow they saw my work as being appropriate for their book, which had many elements of non-fiction. I remember that day vividly. At the time I had never even had a full color drawing published, and here I was being asked to do a 40 page picture book.

The book, "Floating Home" was written by David Getz, and publsihed in 1997 by Henry Holt. It is still in print.

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