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When making the book cover for “Put Out the Fires,” I tried to keep two things in mind:A simple, clean look will be best. (Not too “busy.”)It will pique interest by giving readers a peek of what’s inside. Mike Perez was more than willing to oblige and demonstrated an exceptional degree of patience while I tried […]Continue reading >>
“Today is a wonderful day,” you proclaim to the world as you alight from your bed after a full night’s rest. With a nice breakfast and a vigorous workout under your belt, you leave the house feeling refreshed, energized, and optimistic. Your smooth swagger and bold brow are clear evidence of today’s brimming potential.As you […]Continue reading >>
At this point in time, you have learned a little bit about the bumbling-yet-eager protagonist of “Put Out the Fires.”If you have had a similar experience to Mike and myself, then you have become endeared to Sir Clyde, Master of the Fires.Clyde is as human as human can be. No radioactive super-transformation that offers special […]Continue reading >>
I have heard some people say that there is a book in each one of us, just waiting to be written. I believe that to be true. In my case, however, the depth and breadth of that book does not extend beyond a 32-page children’s book. That’s about all I can handle.The Writing Process”Put Out […]Continue reading >>
My good friend, Andy Hogan, referred me to Mike Perez earlier this year. I met Mike by phone on February 18th and he agreed to send me a concept sketch.I didn’t give him much to go off: “So there’s this gangly guy named Clyde. Awkward, brown hair of medium length, tall and skinny. He uses a […]Continue reading >>