But now that two books are finished, one on the heels of another, I can say a few things are becoming clear : One: The ability to focus on art is a gift; it channels the mind/body into another world and in that sense is a meditation that can transcend pain. Two: I was very fortunate to have had cool clients and art directors who worked with me on the scheduling so that I did not have to abandon the work entirely because of a villainous tooth making an entrance into the story.
Sketches to come later for the tooth character, but for now, here's a few of my favorites featuring the unfair bear. Despite his role as a cheating jerk to the boy, he also became the hero I needed. For McGraw Hill, in their pre-K Social- Emotional program. Thanks for being incredibly supportive, Janet!