Yesterday, my editor sent me the web address of the illustrator they have in mind for The Day-Glo Brothers. She asked for my opinion, and I want to give her a good one, so this morning I’ve spent a lot of time checking out his art.
It’s not at all what I had in mind, but I like it. His style is vibrant and funny, and he does a great job conveying abstract concepts in a clever and engaging way, both of which would go a long way toward making the science in my manuscript more palatable for some readers.
I do have some questions about how his style will fit with other elements of the story, and I’ll share those with my editor. I’m trying to think critically here, but it’s not easy. Having a potential illustrator is exciting, and the last thing my id wants right now is to be rational.