In 2008, I did illustrations for a book called Well-Defined: Vocabulary In Rhyme by Michael Salinger. He is a poet and teacher who does speaking engagements at schools and libraries performing his work. The book was a series of poems about SAT words, and as with most books it went nowhere. The publisher, Wordsong Press, went out of business a few months after the book was published and I get royalty statements every few months with a negative balance. Sounds like a sob story but it’s actually typical for most books. This actually won awards and for a couple years I went to the publisher’s annual illustrators’ retreat in Honesdale, PA (They were a subsidiary of Highlights magazine).
Recently Mr. Salinger asked if I still had the originals since he was reprinting the book himself. I found I still did, though I wasn’t happy with a lot of them. Here are the ones that include the newer versions.
CIRCUITOUS (was also used for cover)