A Farewell to Arms Update

Mose Goes Walkies, Skyhorse Publishing

Been a while since I’ve updated. I’m currently in the final two weeks of work on the illustrated version of “A Farewell to Arms”. I’ve been posting most of the samples from this collection of 30 illustrations at my Patreon site (this year I’ve started posting fewer samples here on this site, and giving my Patrons access to behind the scenes peeks at my work in progress – you can sign up for as little as $1 a month – simply follow the links to the ‘Mose Goes Walkies’ site for information).

And speaking of ‘Mose Goes Walkies’ (this is a daily web comic that I’ve been doing over the past year, also see link above, and here’s a sample of the latest comic), I’m happy to report that the ‘mini travelogue’ “How Not to Hike the John Muir Trail” that we published in March of 2023 on our Instagram site has won a few awards at the Grand Rapids Festival the Arts, and a sampling of pages will be up on display in Grand Rapids through the end of June.

A Farewell to Arms

Skyhorse Publishing

Been a while since I’ve posted here. I’ve started work on an illustrated edition of ‘A Farewell to Arms’, and this is the cover art (and one of the interiors). The scene is near the middle of the book, when our protagonist takes his young nurse on a holiday, and the room they get is a little sleazy, and she sits on the bed surrounded by three mirrors and says something like “Now I know what it feels like to be a whore”. Will be diving into the rest of these illustrations over the next month.

Slight Revisions

Skyhorse Publishing

The editor asked for a slight revision to Chapter Five (in “The Sun Also Rises”), so I took the opportunity to make a revision of my own to Chapter Three. I had noticed after rereading that I had neglected to pay attention to some costuming description on one of the characters in this scene. Glad I got a chance to catch it before publication.

Into July

Delaware Today, Skyhorse Publishing

As we head into July, I’m finishing up the last few illustrations for ‘The Sun Also Rises’ (two of which are pictured above and below, with one more to come tomorrow), and just before our weekend festivities, I finished up a quick turnaround piece for Delaware Today on Black Men’s Social Clubs of the late 1800s (pictured at bottom).