Monday, July 29, 2013

The Abominables

About this time last year my editor and friend Susan Van Metre asked if I could sketch a few yetis for her. 
I said, 'Of course!', thinking it would be for a Christmas card for her lovely, albeit hairy husband Pete.
A couple of days into my sketches she told me her true intention, to see if I'd be interested 
in illustrating Eva Ibbotson's book The Abominables, to be published posthumously 
by Amulet booksEva Ibbotson is a brilliant writer, and a firm favorite in the Robinson 
household. She often wrote about displaced, misplaced children, kinder and wiser than 
adults, and with much magic and humor. I felt really honored and knew I had to do my best. 
I hope she'd be happy with the results!

Pre-order the book here, here and here