Thursday, January 7, 2010
A Spring In Her Step
This is the cover to a picture book proposal I am currently shopping to publishers. The story concerns a girl named Kelly and the spring-built shoes she desperately craves, her far-flung imagination propelling her to perhaps unwise heights of fancy. "And thus, Kelly put her newly-acquired $2.95 into an envelope and mailed it, along with the coupon from her comic book, to a place called W. Flourney, Chicago, where apparently the Kangaroo Shoes were made." Picture books are my first love in graphic fiction, their pairing of image and text being a particularly special and unique magic, one I've learned is very difficult to conjure successfully.