Write and illustrate a 40 page picture book about a character who struggles with learning to read, despite loving books and stories. Illustrations should be bold, graphic and funny and appeal to a very young audience. Characters should be very expressive, communicating strong, often complex emotions. As this book is one of a series, illustrations should also be consistent with the previous book.
Illustrations are mainly screen-printed following initial pen-and-ink drawings at a much smaller scale. Starting at a tiny scale helps me keep the images bold and focused, and produces an interesting wobbly line. In the story the characters reclaim the world of books by making their own books: felt-tips and crayons are used to differentiate "their" illustrations from the authorial ones.