It’s been a pleasure and privilege to illustrate this obscure but indubitably wonderful tale by George Mac Donald, the forefather and icon to fantasy writers such as Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Check out his emo photo on Wikipedia! I wish to go back in time and meet the guy.I was staying in remote spot in the forest at the time at the time of this assignment, so my drawings were delivered in a primitive fashion. I am thankful to have had the understanding and guidance of editor François Vigneault, who navigated through all that mumbo jumbo. It has been fantastic working with him.My story is one of three in the Fantastic Tales II series, published by Good Ink, an imprint of Scout Books. Rebecca Dart and Andrea Kalfas, whose works I really admire, illustrate the other two volumes. SCOUT Books is located in Portland, Oregon. http://www.scoutbooks.
com/good-ink/I must emphasize the entire run of the Good Ink series is SOLID. When I am reading one of them on the bus I feel like I have something extra special in my hands that everyone should be jealous about. I don’t say that about a lot of things, so believe it already. Of course, you can pick up these gems yourself, just click on this link:http://www.scoutbooks.com/ shop/fantastic-tales-ii-3- pack/
|Buffy-Bob and Tricksey-Wee, protagonists|
|ISWYS illustration by christian robinson|
|this year's drawing by thien pham|
|me with some early LTK comics|
|visit my flickr site and pick something you like|
|french and american covers of Sumo, by Thien Pham!|