I’ve just finished the finals drawings for the story “The Winter of the River” by Elizabeth JM Walker. It is one of seven stories in a book soon to be published “The Boy Who Owned The Forest” by Handersen Publishing. It’s exciting I think.
I have to thank both Elizabeth and Nicole and Tevin from Handersen or their patience in waiting for these. I hope it’s worth it.
I’ve been working away at drawing for a collection of Elizabeth J.M. Walker’s fairy tales. I have made two zines previously with her, “The Boy Who Owned the Forest” and “The Maze”, but she went and found a real book publisher, Handersen Publishing, and they’re going to make a real fancy book.
It will be out this year, not sure when, but I’m trying my best to finish off the pictures. The main problem being is that I start new ones before I finish the ones I’m working on. There’s so much I want to draw.
I hope the wait was worth it. Over three years in fact. The Otley Butterfly is the story of Elizabeth J. M. Walkers grandmother in World War Two, and how she formed friendships over enemy lines. Just the people caught up in a war they didn’t create.
I hope I’ve done it justice.
I’ll have it at the Manly Zine Fair this Saturday. Be one of the first in the world to get a copy. I am sending copies right now to Elizabeth who is going to have a book event on the 26th of September. I’ll keep you informed of that when I find out.
Elizabeth is a writer who wrote the script for this wordless Graphic Novella. You can find more about her on her website.