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Henry's Map

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Henry's Map

Henry is a very organized sort of pig who decides to draw a map of his farm so that all the farm animals will know where everything should be. Somehow it doesn’t work out quite as he had planned…

Sometimes the characters you have in your head take on a life of their own and do unexpected things. I was writing a story about another pig entirely, a very noisy pig called Geoffrey.

 

Geoffrey Pig

Geoffrey Pig

 

Henry tidies

Henry tidies

 

Henry tsks

Henry tsks

 

Henry draws

Henry draws

 

Henry's farm

Henry’s farm

Henry's map

Henry’s map

 

Like many other illustrators I tend to enjoy roughing out the ideas and characters for a story more than completing the finished art and I think this shows in the drawings.

 

Horse and cow studies

Horse and cow studies

 

Abigail roughs

Abigail roughs

 

Henry’s Map was chosen for the School Library Journal’s

Best Books List for 2013.

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