What I’ve been busy with for the past month or so is the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Dan Rather’s book “What Unites Us” for First Second Books. Here’s a sneak peek at a few partial pages.
This has been the most challenging project of my career, and it has been an enjoyable experience so far. I’m currently working on the 5th chapter of 16 and am hoping to have the work completed sometime before Thanksgiving for publication sometime in 2020.
Work has resumed again on the Dan Rather Graphic Novel, after the first two chapters I did in June were approved. In the meantime, I am squeezing in other work in the margins of my day. The above illustration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine I did yesterday afternoon, and the annual Witches Companion cover that I have been doing for Llewellyn for the past twelve years is pictured below. This project was spread out over several days during the past week.
In the two or three weeks prior to the ‘green light’ on the graphic novel project, I finished up a book on Hiroshima for Penguin Young Readers (another in their ‘Who Was’ series, my 19th book for them), and I did a series of black and white interiors for another Llewellyn book that I had done some cover art for earlier this year (I may share these at a later date). Meanwhile, back to the drawing board!