September 6th, 2018

the legend of kevin: publication day!

Hooray, our new Reeve & McIntyre book, The Legend of Kevin, officially comes out TODAY! I thought I'd show you a little bit of what happened behind the scenes while making this book.

Kevin changed shape quite a few times while Philip and I drew him. Here's Philip's 1988 driftwood painting that first inspired the character, and he was quite rectangular:

Then Kevin went as round as a balloon. Here was my vision of Dartmoor teeming with flying ponies:

And then Kevin went more bean-shaped. Here's a character design sheet I had pinned up on the wall in front of me while I was working on the book. Kevin looks quite small here in comparison to Max, I think our flying pony's slightly larger in the book:

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