In between shaping earth, scribbling in notebooks and bringing Mac back from the dead, I have also been working with an author/illustrator on their short story, “The Forgotten Picnic Basket”. The story is a simple, but heart-warming, tale about a forgotten picnic basket and the little mouse that finds it.
Sadly (in my opinion), it will not be published or released to the general public. Instead, the story will be handed out freely, in print, to a limited number of persons unbeknownst to me. It is uniquely small in size and contains 10 pages of artwork (a sample sketch can be seen at the end of this post).
Before anyone asks me for a copy, I have no say in its distribution. My role in the project was simply editing and photography. I mention it here as an interesting side-project that took me away from my work on “Glade” for a couple of days last month.
It was a great opportunity to lend a hand with a project that interested me. My reluctance to accept payment for my time was dismissed as being entirely unacceptable and remittance was rendered in the form of a bottle of whisky (Laphroaig “Select” for anyone interested). Despite a great many protestations I was eventually worn down and forced to accept.
Now, I wrote this post a while back; just before Mac succumbed to his fateful battery attack. In the time since then, I was politely asked by the author of the aforementioned book if I could conceal her name. Understanding her concerns, I have done as requested and also obscured the name from the book cover and sketch sample that I reveal here. The reasons behind this desire for privacy stems from an aversion to search engine stalking and the possible connection to their public persona.
So, this post is a little sparse on details I’m afraid… nice cover though, isn’t it? ;)