On Friday, shortly after posting my previous blog entry, a carton of books arrived on my doorstep. I’ve been very nervous about how I would react to the finished product. I’m generally very critical of my own work, and with a full year passing between the last time I had actually worked on any of the art for this book, I was sure I would be disappointed in some way or another. I’m happy to report that I was quite pleased with the final result, and am very excited about seeing it hit the bookshelves for others to experience. Below is another sample, from the opening page of the book (without the text). If this isn’t the high point of my entire career, it’ll do until another high point comes along.
Thanks to the entire crew at First Second for turning out a beautiful product, you did a fantastic job: Mark Siegel, Robyn Chapman, Kirk Benshoff, Sunny Lee, Sara Rosenbaum, and to the authors Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner for writing such an inspiring book. It was a pleasure and an honor to be associated with this project.