“A chirping chorus wakens Annie” – a full color illo from part three of Douglas has a Dilemma. You can read some of parts one and two here and here.
Douglas has a Dilemma, my illustrated love story for adults, has grown since its inception in the summer of 2009. Two years ago I was fortunate to be signed by a great lit agent. Since then, with her guidance, I’ve been rewriting, editing and sketching to prepare my small book for submission to publishing houses. This illo is one of the final (I hope!) steps.
You may also be interested in my blog, Half Agony, Half Hope, an illustrated memoir of thwarted love.
My short illustrated story for adults, Douglas has a Dilemma, has evolved since it was first conceived of as an entry into the 2009 McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s (the MAC) annual membership show. I’ll write more about that later but for now I just want to introduce a bit more of Douglas’s story. It’s been on the back burner – and sometimes the front burner, but on simmer – for quite a while. But isn’t that the way it often is with complicated love stories? You can read the first part of his story here and the first part of the second part (! I know!) here.
As I wrote parts 2 and 3 of the Douglas & Annie trilogy, it became clear to me that two pages in part 1, “Douglas has a Dilemma”, needed to be changed. I liked the words and images, but they did not really tell anything about Annie that wasn’t already obvious. Click here to read the story with new images. And please do leave a comment if you are so inclined. I enjoy the feedback. I hope to have part 2, Douglas has a Dream, illustrated in the next month. There now, I’ve said it in print.
This is the cover to my recently completed illustrated short story, which you can see in its entirety by clicking here.
I’ve been writing/sketching an illustrated story for adults. One of the sketches became this painting. In my mind’s eye, what two lovers may look like if viewed from above. More about the origin of From Above can be read here.