Hey, my blog’s still working! It probably just needed a vacation, which is precisely what I did last week. So. Well, that worked out. We are both relatively well-rested.
I’m playing a bit of catch-up this week, and today here is how I will start:
So, today I have some art from the book, as well as (in no particular order) what Ben describes as “some of the preparatory/mock-up/notebook stuff.” (Also, over at Facebook, Matthew Winner of the Let’s Get Busy Podcast described this book as “Miyazaki-esque,” which I love. He also wrote about it here.)
I don’t know about you, but I could look at even just Ben’s sketches all day.
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JULIA’S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES. Copyright © 2014 by Ben Hatke. Published by First Second, New York. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher. All other images reproduced by permission of Ben Hatke.