Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Harriet Quimby

This is why I haven't been able to post much lately. I am really behind on the illustrations for a picture book about the aviatrix Harriet Quimby. She was the first woman in America to get her pilot's license, and the first woman to fly across the English Channel. But the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank a day later and the disaster knocked Harriet's feat off the front page. Soon after, she herself was killed while flying in an airshow, so it's a rather somber tale. It's my job to make the book compelling with stunning illustrations...

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