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The Wheel Diver’s cover

Finally done with The Wheel Diver. Ashley badly wanted to see a camo croc on the back cover but deadline ate the crocodile or crocodile shredded the deadline, or . . . something. They didn’t take to each other. Illustrations by Michael Arras, and more of his work can be seen here on a few […]

The Wheel Diver

A few layouts from The Wheel Diver, Ashley Schwellenbach’s third book. This 488-pager has been so much fun to design. Michael Arras made it somewhat easy by sending the 21 chapter illustrations one at a time so that there was breathing room between them. But there weren’t any sketches, which meant I had to run […]


Reworked an old drawing that was never right. And, how annoying is it to realize that WordPress chews the pixels out of images? The image has a background leaf detail, which is still fuzzy even after multiple file regrinds. In any case I’ll have to go back into this one. Still not happy with it.


I was so sure this drawing was already in here. Not new, in fact this is several years old.