Not me. My 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.
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.)