I am thrilled to be working on a picture book about Henry Ford as a young inventor.
This week I have devoted several days to research, trying to find out what his first "tractor-ish" (that's my technical term for it) contraption looked like. After countless hours and consulting with the author, editor, and art director, we have come to the conclusion that no one really knows.
So, I am free to interpret (and hope the expert readers when reviewing the sketches don't reeeeaaally know either)…
And in the Fall of 2015, when a young reader is looking at the small, "tractor-ish" contraption in the lower corner of a two page spread that child won't know that this illustrator spent countless hours trying to figure out what no one really knows :-)
Also, just a personal note…
I had the most incredibly annoying helper today!