Why where there no drawings except for the toothy cow and other animals in the first two books was it to mount suspense? So you could imagine what they looked like. I thought personally. That the fangs would be less bulky. Signing off MNP
Hi MNP, I don’t really know why, but I have some guesses. Maybe because illustrations are expensive, and the publisher wasn’t sure yet how many they could afford for a new series. Maybe because Andrew illustrated the first book and that was as many as he wanted or had time for, but then as the story got going and they added new illustrators and came up with ideas they ended up with more art. Maybe WaterBrook has a different way of doing illustrations than Rabbit Room Press does. Maybe Andrew hadn’t fully decided yet how to draw everything until later. I notice that there’s very little art in the third book, and then because of how well the Kickstarter went for the fourth book there’s a ton of art in that one. So it probably just varied based on what the situation was at the time each one was published. But you’re right, having fewer pictures does help with suspense!