Dear Featherheads, today’s post is a little bit late, but I have a good excuse and two interesting things to show you.
Do you remember Mr. Jay Myers, the artist drawing our Florid Sword comic book? He and his family are moving cross-country this week, and they just happened to be driving right past the town where Professor Sidler and I live—so we got to have a playdate, and he drew me a picture. 🙂 We really enjoyed hanging out with the Myers family. Jay and Raynna and their six kids are super cool. We all had a lot to talk about, and we got to spend a couple of hours with them and look at mountains and find pine cones and see some wildlife (including a tiny but alarming spider that their youngest dispatched to save me from it. Brave and clever!).
So I promised you two interesting things, and here is the first one. Jay and Andrew know each other through their art. The Myers family appreciated Andrew’s music, so once when Raynna and the kids went to a concert Jay sent along a drawing to thank him. Andrew then tracked Jay down to thank him, and now he is going to be drawing The Florid Sword and Shadowblade. You want to see that picture, the one that started it all?
And speaking of catching glimpses, here is the other interesting thing: the picture Jay drew for me today while we were hanging out looking at mountains. Jay knows everything there is to know about Bigfoot,¹ and he says that every state has their own name for this mysterious creature. In Colorado, he says, Bigfoot is called a Rock Ape. So that’s what he drew me.
At least, that’s what he says he drew me. But it looks an awful lot like the pictures in a certain scarytale I used to read as a little girl in Ban Rona!
1. Bigfoot! Woe!