File this under Works in Progress...
I’m writing a fantasy story set in the world of my “The Other Side of the Wood” sketchbook of several years back, a road trip through my own personal Otherwhere set somewhere between Oz and the Dreamlands. I'm posting some of my earlier writings as background on my Patreon this week, on the Public setting so folks can get a sense of the world and where it’s going.
This is absolutely an outgrowth of the TOSotW sketchbook. By the time I finished it in 2015 I'd created a fine collection of characters from my world’s different cultures. Then I just had to put them in a small room and listened them talk to each other, and a story started to emerge. Now I just need to figure out the things they don’t want to talk about -- why the city fell, where the giant is going, how they can avoid getting killed in the confusion.
My goal is to finish the text and illustrate it as a chapter book, with the (probably optimistic) goal of self-publishing in the next 12-18 months. If you’re reading this because you like my personal artwork, go check out my posts this week and see if you like the world I'm building too.