One by One - Here´s the next one...
Most of my copies of this little beauty are stuck at customs, but this single one made its way to me via another route, thanks to the kindness of the back-office fairy Barbara at Transatlantic Agency. Why is it always such a thrill to hold a book you've worked on, no matter how small?
1. It kicks the impostor syndrome in the ...you know. Yes, insecurities, self-doubt, second-guessing...take that! A lot of worthy people believed my art is good enough to invest a gazillion hours in it (not to mention money) so that this thing could be made. You can't beat that! (at least not for the moment....);
2. All those worthy people who invested a gazillion hours have made it so that the art looks a lot better than it did when it came out of my stylus. Text layout, paper quality, color, finishing....it all looks so much cooler than as simple piece of art;
3. It's a thing! At least for digital artists, who mostly only deal with the vagaries of electrons, holding real, solid atoms bearing your mark is a completely different and always exhilarating experience...It's why real books will never die. You can't smell a kindle...
4. And last but not least....you can now really see children's hands holding this thing you have helped make, discovering it, laughing with it, marvelling at its secrets and maybe....just maybe....cherishing it for life.
This little books about seasons, numbers and animals will not be available in shops, unfortunately, but it will soon be out in the world.