This is a thumbnail sketch for a book I illustrated called "Black Belt", publ.d by Knopf. Back in the day (as they say) I used to hand cut the copy and stick it onto the sketched layout. Now, of course, I just scan the art and place the type in photoshop. However, every now and then I still like to place the text by hand. It give's me a better sense of the text block as a design element when I can hold it in my paws. Speaking of design elements- what kind of knucklehead puts the villains head directly in the middle of the gutter?! Keep the important stuff out of the gutter! Geesh. If any of my students, former or present, are watching, please do as I say and not as I do. Domo arigato. Pencil, 13" x 6", 1997.