Developing a Storybook Character for The Sturge Webber Foundation
This is Mikey saying Hello from the book I am illustrating which aims to raise awareness about Sturge Weber Syndrome. It is a lovely story about Mikey’s encounters at school and his marvellous teacher Mrs McLOUD.
These are initial character designs for Mikey. It does show how important it is to do research though, I had thought that the meshed presentation of spots was a natural phenomena of the condition only to find that the photograph I was looking at was a the rash after laser surgery. Having said that it has given Ashley Ide the writer a new idea for a story about having cheater spots to make you run faster! However that is some way down the line.
Using my prints, just like in David’s Days, looks as if it will be a way forward, although perhaps not such radical colouring! Its thinking friendly and informative at the same time which is key to the idea. I am really glad that the dinosaur T shirt gets to be in the book too.
to keep updated on progress. Not least our application for funding through Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity which would be fantastic and mean that the book could be destined for a much wider audience.