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.