Up until 2012, my medical illustration career flourished. I had probably drawn hundreds of hearts, brains, livers, bones, cells, kidneys, vessels, stomachs, lungs, bladders, boy-parts, lady-parts, and poo. Yes, poo.
But my career took a “temporary hiatus” in the beginning of 2012. I took it as a sign from the Buddha of Children’s Books, so from February to April I devoted myself to re-writing and illustrating the entirety of Centipede Dragon. And it was exhilarating! In a way hearts blah blah blah etc etc etc and poo were not. Don’t get me wrong, I love medical illustration, but this children’s book adventure comes from deep down inside: a LIFE.LONG.DREAM.