Mr. and Mrs. Hermit

Late night drawing sessions

It’s strange how familiar and comfortable it feels to be working until 4am every morning. I’m not quite sure this is a good thing, but it’s become evident once again that this is my natural environment. Back in college, I used to draw until 4 or 5am to make sure the illustrations for the Daily Nexus got out in time to hit the newsstands at 10am. When you get used to those kinds of intense deadlines at a daily newspaper, sometimes you begin to miss that feeling, despite being completely unhealthy. I definitely don’t want to be doing this all year round, but it’s good to know I can still get in that zone, and I look forward to getting back to work every day. The project itself is looking good, with the final book looking to clock in at 225 pages. The assistants have been phenomenal thus far (thanks to everyone who contacted me!). Amy has also become an even better digital painter and she works with me by my side into the night, every night. I am the luckiest husband on earth. She’s also nearly finished with her novel and I’ve been reading it after work every night. It’s awesome, and I’m looking forward to seeing what people think of it when it’s done.

On the production, I’ve developed a few new techniques to move the workflow even faster, so I’ll try to share some of this info after we’re finished with the book. We have an impossible deadline of October 26th hanging over our heads. I will be shocked if we cross the finish line in time, but anything’s possible…