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
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!