Illustrator in Action!

It’s alive!  After pouring over each storyboard sketch a dozen times, we are forging ahead with the next phase of the artwork process. Roughly, this is phase 2-of-3. This will likely include a few things; “end pages” illustrations with spot art or a triathlon themed pattern,  more detail to ALL of the sketches from the storyboard, and possibly even the concepts for the COVER.  That’s exciting.  People DO judge books by their covers, y’know.

“Swim faster, Daddy. Faster!”

Jessica is hard at work interpreting the intent of the text, and infusing it with just the right style.  There’s a certain level of humor that I hope we will achieve.  In some cases, only an adult might find something funny, and in others it will take a triathlete to truly “get it.”  That’s the sweet spot.  Throughout the book, however, the images will be engaging for children who are open to achieving something outside the norm; those willing to be inspired (even though it feels ostentatious to say) by a little hard work and dedication, rather than instant gratification.

If you’re so inclined, pass this along to anybody who might be interested.  In addition to the Facebook page, you can follow daddytries1 on Instagram.  Maybe that’s your thing!

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A lover of bacon on donuts, single malt scotch with good friends, homemade American ninja warrior courses, and home brew cider. A not-s0-closet Bachelor and Bachelorette fan. A first-time dog owner at the ripe old age of 35. A Mechanical Engineer who will reliably attempt to do things on my own before consulting an instruction manual. A jack of all trades and a master of none. Motivated to climb things simply because they are there. Likely to do something because somebody said I couldn't.

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