To accompany the special week-long Kindle promotion of Silk for the Feed Dogs, I thought I’d post together all my drawings of scenes from the novel. I’ve been asked many times if I’d consider doing a graphic novel version of Silk for the Feed Dogs. A chance would be a fine thing, I say! Although graphic novels tend to have less text than regular novels. That would be the challenge. I like words too.
If only illustrated novels like Alice in Wonderland or all the Charles Dickens classics were the fashionable model nowadays. Illustrated plates, as they were known, are just not part of our reading experience anymore. And they would be too expensive to produce in our print-threatened times. Already we don’t like to pay as much for books when digital versions are cheaper and more portable.
But the Sir John Tenniel in me is itching to get out. So until such times as I can free him, I have this blog. I hope you enjoy these illustrations all together in one post for the first time.
And if as a result you’re tempted to read my novel, do let me know if I’ve painted the scenes as colorfully in words.Silk for the Feed Dogs is available at promotional price here for US readers and here for readers in the UK. Only five more days of promotion left!