It’s alive! After pouring over each storyboard sketch a dozen times, we are forging ahead with the next phase of the artwork process. Roughly, this is phase 2-of-3. This will likely include a few things; “end pages” illustrations with spot art or a triathlon themed pattern, more detail to ALL of the sketches from the storyboard, and possibly even the concepts for the COVER. That’s exciting. People DO judge books by their covers, y’know.
Jessica is hard at work interpreting the intent of the text, and infusing it with just the right style. There’s a certain level of humor that I hope we will achieve. In some cases, only an adult might find something funny, and in others it will take a triathlete to truly “get it.” That’s the sweet spot. Throughout the book, however, the images will be engaging for children who are open to achieving something outside the norm; those willing to be inspired (even though it feels ostentatious to say) by a little hard work and dedication, rather than instant gratification.
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