Okay, okay, but gimme specifics! Are there illustrations?
Yes!! and the illustrations are amazing. My artist is from Argentina and absolutely captured the world I had in mind. This epic tale comes to life when you see the incredible artwork he did for me.
When I first met my artist, I found this image and sent it to him to see what he could come up with:
I imagined a whimsical world, similar to ours in so many ways, but tremendously different.
He came back with these sketches. It wasn't quite what I imagined, so we went back and forth by email--him in Spanish and me in English, trying to find a style that would work.
In time, we arrived at these two primary characters, and they were perfect:
I finally had my characters, the world I imagined was beginning to come alive, but it would be several more years before I could afford to pay for the rest of the images.
I have to tell you, my artist did an incredible job.
In 2018, I started paying for images, one month at a time. It's what I could afford to do, but I was committed to making this reality, and my illustrator was right there with me. He drew up a storyboard...
...and began to bring their world to life. Every month I would pay for another picture and I got more excited with each image he sent.
It took nearly a year and a half for me to pay for all the images.
Today, this book contains some of the most stunning imagery I have ever seen and I know it will be a treasure for you and your family for years to come.
Together, the story and the images tell a tale of epic proportions that teaches kids--and adults--that they have so much potential and that they can accomplish anything if they will think differently and work for it.