Carl the Christmas CarpA Grain of Sand

isbn: 1550418017

I find that poetry is the most difficult type of writing to illustrate, mainly because it so frequently has no plot. Without any concrete, connected string of events, ideas for illustrations tend to be far more abstract.

Kathryn Cole contacted me about illustrating A Grain of Sand and sent me the manuscript. I fell in love with the poem immediately, and I'm happy to say that P.K. liked my illustrations. It's always satisfying when the author approves of how his/her work has been interpreted. I am especially proud of the illustration you see on this page.
early work