Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Story of the Cat and the Well

I'm working on my next book, and one of the spot illustrations is one I can really relate to.

I have myself fallen in a bit of a financial well of late and was trying to convey that sense of "Uh, what do I do?"

When I was little and trying to delay the putting to bed process, I would try and finagle just one more story out of my dad. Having tired of my novel wakefulness for the day, dad would reply with "Once upon a time, there was a cat. And he fell down a well. The end. Goodnight." 

I learned not to ask for an encore unless I wanted to hear tales of small furry creatures meeting untimely ends.