Sam's art on a book fair poster! True fame.
I've been seeing a bunch of Sam's art around lately and it makes me (yes, me) feel famous. He didn't love the way this book (above) turned out so I don't think he was as excited as I was to see it on this poster at the boys' school, but come on! It's cool! Look at it, right on the same shelf as . . . let's see, Darth Paper Strikes Back and Super Fan? "It's a reading celebration!"
Daisy goes for Super Fan
Neversink was one of the biggest (freelance) projects he's done so far (there were a bunch of interior illustrations, a map, a frontispiece, chapter headings, and so forth) so it was really awesome to get some finished copies in the mail a few weeks ago. Sam was pleased to have something to page through and heft (usually his art ends up more . . . intangible), and I just can't stop looking at it. I know how many hours it took, but the finished product is so beautiful, it still seems like magic. Amazing.
Will we act out this scene whenever we pick up one of these books? Naturally, yes. "There is a groundbreaking new work . . . ah!"