The Bones of a Boy

I have seen the preliminary sketches for the children’s book and they are tremendous. I wish I’d gotten permission to share some of them with you. But, alas, I suck.

There’s one, though, that is a great big tree with a little boy’s skeleton all wrapped up in the roots that, ugh, god, it just hurts my heart it’s so perfect.

The only thing is that I think I’m going to have to change the tree in the story from a magnolia to an oak, because none of the sketches–which are really lovely and creepy and perfect–of the tree have leaves.

Oh, you guys! I could make it an ash! I could make it an ash.

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