A Sneak Peak

A couple months ago, I was invited to take part in a very cool story anthology for kids.  The contributors are an amazing and talented group with diverse and imaginative story-telling styles.  I've been able to watch their stories develop and the illustrations "come to life" in our creators forum.  I am truly honored to be part of the group.  We are self-publishing the book through Ka-Blam, which is a print-on-demand / distribution service.  The book will be released this fall and I will be posting a lot of cool stuff about the stories, creators, processes, and other information as the release date gets closer.

In the meantime, here is a page from my story, "A Roar and a Squeak".  I am still cleaning up and tweaking the illustration, but you can get the overall idea of what I'm trying for.

Here is the text:

There is a place that is green and sticky and wild. 

It is a forgotten place where monkards swing from the branches above, and the air sizzles and pops as a crackle cat chases down a stingrat. 

The forest is bursting with a whirling flurry of life.   Until...


gina said...

what font is that? Excellent Illustrations (as usual) Can't wait to see final and/or further updates :)

Denver Wagner said...

Thanks, Gina. The font is Tekton Pro Bold...I'm not totally sold on it. I may go with something a little funkier but not too cheesy. I have to be careful...cheesy fonts can be deceptively funky looking. "Cool!" I'll say. Then I get a finished project back that looks yucky and amateurish.

Any advice or opinions?