Sketch used for the sale of the manuscript for "A Taste of Colored Water", written and illus.d by me, publ.d by Simon&Schuster. This was the original mood I was aiming for when I first came up with the book's concept. Eventually we decided that the story itself was a tough read and that it'd make the experience more accessible if the art wasn't so heavy. I still dig this art but am happy with the visual direction which the book eventually took. Pencil, gouache, 2007.