So lazy . . .

Not me. My cat.

Lazy Cat.

I assure YOU, I’m hard at work—which is one of the reasons I haven’t been posting much lately.

I’m still hearing from a lot of you asking about my progress on Kendra Kandlestar and the Crack in Kazah.

Page from Ozma of Oz
Opening chapter from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

I assure you, I am toiling away at it. Now that the book has gone to layout, I am fiddling with chapter titles. This might seem like the simplest of tasks to most, but I fiddle endlessly with chapter titles—not only because I want them to sound right, but because I want them to look right.

I guess it’s the graphic designer in me. And I always want to capture that old-style feel that I one finds in the Oz books, which were published in the early years of the twentieth century.

One of the things that I loved so much about those books was their playful typography. I’m trying to capture the same sort of feeling.

It takes time! Here’s a few of the pages I’ve been working on and, I suppose, some of my favourites. I hope you like them!

(Oh—and my apologies. I’ve had to grey out some of the text; I don’t want to spoil any of the story.)

Chapter 6

Chapter 18

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