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spirit rocks

Just finished cleaning up, scanning and sorting twenty seven new drawings of spirit rocks. They’re destined to serve as spot illustrations for Junkyard Moon, where they’ll mark the ends of the individual stories, and probably show up in other places. … Continue reading

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a title for a story

A title for a short story can be as hard to establish as the title for a book.  Less may be at stake, but it’s really the same problem to solve no matter how big or small the project.  The … Continue reading

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junkyard moon mocked up

The glorious Wolfie has come through again with these awesome full sized mockups of Junkyard Moon.  They’re made of scrap paper and covered by resized versions of the design sketches you’ve already seen here.  Because the page count isn’t completely … Continue reading

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epigraph?

Junkyard Moon proceeds (turn in here tomorrow morning US Central Time for some incredible pictures), and the last missing notebook has reappeared.  (I knew there was a second red hardcover … )  And inside it I found this quote, with … Continue reading

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junkyard moon– back cover sketch

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been five days since the roofers were here and I completely transformed my upcoming book, Junkyard Moon, by reimagining it in a square format.  It works, trust me, and I have the photographs … Continue reading

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junkyard moon transformed

When all around you is chaos, it sometimes, somehow, clears your mind in the most marvelous way.  That happened yesterday.  With contractors on the roof and all domestic routines in chaos, I had an actual idea.That’s a cover sketch for … Continue reading

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book title and cover design– rough but (finally!) final

It’s done.  I’ve made a choice and locked it in.  The Book’s title is Junkyard Moon, and its cover will look (sort of) like this:Eagle-eyed readers will notice that the central element of Iowa in the chair with Josef and … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– welcome to the menagerie

It’s 1799, and don’t you wish you were off to the Exeter ‘Change to visit Pidcock’s Menagerie?  This started of as one of the many typographic examples I’m mining for ideas for the lettering on the cover of the book, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 58– iowa, josef, and the professor

Yes, we are a week behind on the best of the drawing of the day.  The project goes on in the background, no matter what is happening around front.  The extra catch-up post will go up in the next couple … Continue reading

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rattling up out of the mineshaft

The book is developing quickly, but the progress is not without struggle.  My main problem right now is the title.  I hate my title, and I hate all of the two dozen other possibilities on my list to varying degrees.  … Continue reading

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