Alligator Man and his cat. The Leprechaun Family: Smallest Family in Show Business (Nickel, Penny, Buck, and Sally). Yuri the Yeti and Harriet the Bearded Woman. A Fool’s Errand (Hammer grease, A glass hammer, grasshopper screw, left-handed screwdriver, and a fly whistle).
I am really proud of the great work
Ian Bristow has done for my novel. Geoff Habiger of Artemesia Publishing made an excellent choice for the illustrator. Stay tuned for more looks at the new novel Freakshow Summer. A PDF teacher’s guide is forth coming. A link will be provided when it is complete.
Thanks to the quick work by
Ian Bristow, I have the first four chapter illustrations. For details about the novel, see the previous post: Debut Novel . Freakshow Summer
These are first draft sketches.
Here is the final draft. Frame one (Chapter 1: Order and Chaos) carnival owner Oliver Neil preparing to break up a fight. Frame two (Chapter 2: Arrivals) Constancia and her son Ron Montoya (one of the antagonists) being introduced to the carnival. Frame three (Chapter 3: The Two and One) Ron, Nickel, and Manny (the main protagonist). Frame four (Chapter 4: Leona’s Shooting Gallery) the introduction of Leona the Leopard Girl by her husband Abel.
Freakshow Summer will be released July 2022. A free teacher guide will be available in PDF, as well as an audio version of the novel. Stay tune for more details.