Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Calamity Jack: Week Zero

Here we are, the FINAL WEEK of Calamity Jack. All of the artwork is due Monday March 1st. Am I close to finish? Not as close as I'd like to be. 

The publisher, Bloomsbury, already has half of the book. They are prepping the pages, making them into printing "mechanicals" as you read this.

Unfortunately, I have the other half, and there is still a ton of work to do. In times like this, it is wise to have a gallon Zip-loc bag of candy.

I usually implement a "No Snack Rule" when I'm working at my desk. A good rule for illustrators who don't want to die young. But on the last week of a job the size of Calamity Jack, I gotta have some sugar. Here we have Peanut M&Ms, regular M&Ms, Black Twizzlers, and tiny Snickers bars. By next Monday morning, my stomach will look exactly like this photo. And hopefully, Bloomsbury will have ALL of Calamity Jack.


Anonymous said...

Just a little more time! Yay! We (sister and I) have total faith in you. We know that Bloomsbury will have all of Calamity Jack. Just one more week and then you can say, "DONE! Whoo-hoo! I can now rest my hand... Thank goodness."
I'll be praying for you! Good luck!
~Kiera and Sister

edith said...

Woohoo! I'm definately going to buy this book. How long do I have to wait? I hope it's less than a year.

Julie said...

Good luck!

Erin said...

So exciting! You can do it!!