Here’s my second secret project Christmas present: my dad’s book! As his is a historical novel for adults, it didn’t make sense to do spot illustrations, but I still had a great time laying it out and putting together a cover.
I remember my dad researching and working on this book when I was a kid. I was impressed by how seriously he took the project, and also just in awe of the fact that he was writing a book. To young Athena, that was essentially the coolest thing a person could ever do (and honestly as an adult, my feelings are still pretty much the same). It was really wonderful to finally read dad’s book, and give it some nice packaging. Below are a couple shots of the final product.