How many people show you stuff like this? The roughs, the work that probably won't turn into anything? Not many, I'll say. But in lieu of anything else to post just yet...
This is the kind of chicken scratching that goes on in my many sketchbooks. Mostly they serve as a reminder to me of ideas. This one is kind of an early try at some kind of narrative book, in a way that it has a main story (where my one coming up this fall is a collection of individual scenes).
Olive- Hey Peanut, want half of my pb&j?
Peanut- I brought one with just jelly. Thanks anyway.
Maybe the peanut should've been eating oliveloaf...
And here's another try (I've since learned that rhyming isn't hip for kids books anymore. Or maybe it's just MY rhyming that's not hip. Heh.)
I'm not sure at all
how Frank Furter gets clean.
He takes all his baths
in bowls full of baked beans.
If you have any ideas on how I can improve my work, please keep them to yourselves. Maybe you could write a book of your own. Unless of course you're a powerful publishing magnate, then please drop me a line. We'll do lunch. There's a Steak 'n Shake just up the road.
Okay, that's it for now. I'll have a real image on here soon. I promise.
Noah Scalin from Another Limited Rebellion and Skull-A-Day gave Bent Objects a mention here. Thanks Noah!