Books

A Small Piece Of Something Large

This is section of a probably-just-about-finished illustration that will be in An Illustrated Guide to the Universe, which is what I currently spend every waking moment thinking about and working on (and likely every sleeping moment too). Although there is still quite a way to go, although it is hard to believe at this point that everything will come together in the shape of a book, and in spite of the fact that there won't be nearly enough stars in it? It's not going too badly.

piece.jpg

An Announcement Of Exciting Proportions

This is probably slightly overdue, but after it was announced in Publisher's Weekly at the beginning of October, I got excited all over again. I think I haven't said much because to some extent it felt like you already knew, which is ridiculous.

A little while ago, I signed the contracts for my third book. My third book! I thought it was probably time to shout about it officially, because as the weeks turn into months, it’s likely that this is going to be all I ramble about. The working title is ‘An Illustrated Guide to the Universe’, it lies somewhere within the intersection of science and art and the existential, and it will be published initially in the US by Penguin, something which I think I’m still processing. I’ve already fallen completely in love with my new editor, Meg Leder, who is a wonderful writer herself, and I just don’t know how it’s possible to sit still enough to write or draw anything when you’re wriggling this much with apprehension and glee.

universe.jpg

Hungry

Hello, Friday, it's been a long while.

This is a Hungarian expression from The Illustrated Book of Sayings, because I'm never sure how much of the book to post or not post here, and because this colour scheme makes me feel superbly calm.

Minding

This is one of fifty-two expressions in The Illustrated Book of Sayings! Quite honestly, I was struggling for any sort of inspiration when it came to posting something on the blog (are blogs becoming sort of redundant these days? is the process too slow when compared to things like Instagram? are people other than me forgetting to attend to them? who remembers to blog everyday? are there really people who achieve that?) but then I thought GOSH I HAVE A BOOK so posting an illustration from there seemed like a reasonable idea.