Yesterday after returning home from a trip to California to spend time with my family for Christmas I received an unexpected Christmas present. A finished copy of my picture book "The Can Man"! Thanks to my editor Louise at Lee and Low Books! It was a genuine surprise as I wasn't expecting my finished copies until February. It looks great and I can hardly wait to get out and start sharing it with others.
It was just July when I sent off the final art. Feels like the book was designed, printed and bound at record speed. Next to first receiving a project, seeing the finished book is a real thrill. Thanks to all at Lee and Low Books in NYC for choosing me for such a wonderful project and of course to Laura E. Williams for starting it all with her beautiful story. I will have information later for anyone interested in buying a copy. It's officially released in March. Now it's time to celebrate. Happy New Year to all!