Today is the day that Oddfellow's Orphanage lands on shelves!
I'm all jittery - full of excitement (and tea and a very sweet blueberry muffin.)
Working on a book like this is a highly collaborative process...your part is writing the story and making the artwork, but there are lots of other people (editors, designers, and art directors, etc) who do their part to help the book become, hopefully, the very best version of itself. In the case of Oddfellow's, everyone did such a lovely and thoughtful job on their respective parts that when the finished, bound book came to my door, I was in tears over how special the final version turned out to be.
The designer (the excellent Nicole De Las Heras) even had little golden bees set into the spine!
Oh! And if you're curious about the the complete scene on the jacket...
What's the best thing that could happen to you, if the worst thing happened to you?
I hope small people and big people alike find comfort and delight between its pages.