It keeps occurring to me that I never shared images of the finished illustration project! This tiny book was printed a few times and should be on its way to local library circulations. It looks amazing, and not just because of my added colours! :3
A few of my favourite pages:
There's something magical about full-bleed printing. Even without that feeling of seeing a lot of work come together successfully, there would still be this delight every time I flip open the covers. At 30 years old, I don't own a lot of picture-books; Opening this one reminds me of the excitement I once had about re-reading my cousin's collection of Robert Munsch books (it should come as no surprise that the most memorable one for me was Purple, Green & Yellow!)
The Flying Cats is a personal self-publishing project of the Mills family, with the fantastic book design by Erin Ashenhurst. Because of this, it is only available for print one-at-a-time on Blurb. In the spirit of setting this tale free into the world, the family was kind enough to make it publicly available for order here, in case you really really want a beautiful little book that so few people in the world currently possess.
I personally feel quite lucky to be holding one! But maybe that's just me :P
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?