Another challenging set of abstract concepts to illustrate, which I tried to make a little more concrete and relatable with some metaphors drawn from personal experience. I thought this was a pretty cool way to incorporate a dory into my story, and at the time I was enjoying the TV show Wipeout, which provided some inspiration for the obstacle course panel. The smiley faces continued to prove their use as a visual symbol, with there ability to mutate and provide a diversity of simple life forms.
Even though I’m trying to switch gears to illustration mode for Book 3 I’ve been attending some seminars about book publishing, publicity and marketing at Book Passage, this awesome book store in Corte Madera. I attended one with Karen Leland and one with Alice Acheson and learned a lot at both. I learned of them through David Christopher, who is working on a book that’s kind of similar to mine: The Holy Universe. It’s a retelling of the origin of the universe and life on Earth in a biblical style. It’s pretty cool and you can read some excerpts online.