|Rough for pp18-19. Mr. G is lost and has found refuge on the roof of an old shed.|
Lois Simmie has written a wonderful final book called Mr. Got to Go, Where are You? for the final volume in the trilogy. It will be published at the end of this year by Red Deer Press and the Sylvia Hotel will be hosting a launch party for all the readers as part of the hotel's 100th anniversary celebrations. The launch will be sometime in October to December--the time will firm up as the year progresses.
Right now I'm busily working on the second stage of the illustration process, which is to turn the rough sketches into clean final line drawings on watercolour paper. When the line drawings are finished, I'll start painting. It's going to be very challenging to get the painting done and the art scanned by June 1st which is the absolutely latest deadline Red Deer can give me and still get the book out in 2013.
Our editor, Peter Carver, emailed 2 days ago, curious to see any finished line art, so I quickly snapped 9 photos with my ipad of what I've completed so far. You can see a slide show below or see the set of drawings here. I don't work on the illustrations in the order they are in the book, so you'll only be able to guess at the plot.