But some books die before they
even see the light of day.
I got a lot of great reactions to the piece,
and the more I thought about it,
the more I liked the idea of an ever
changing line of people.
Perhaps it might make a good idea
for a picture book?
It was a bit unconventional of an idea.
There's no main character,
and the story is a bit freeform.
But I love,
(as do my children)
a book where you have to look for stuff.
So I started roughing out some ideas:
Eventually I settled on the idea of a loooong, wiiiiide book
with two page spreads each depicting a different kind of line.
A line for a baseball game...
For ice cream...
A line for the bathroom...
A police line-up...
etc etc etc.
The end of each page would give a hint
as to what the next line would be.
And there'd be word balloons
with assorted items that would be
"lost" within the pages that you could search for.
Since it was a bit of an unconventional idea,
I decided to actually draw out almost the first half of the book.
Check it out:
Here's the cover:
And these are the end papers:
The title page:
nothing really happened with this pitch.
I still think it's an awesome idea, though.
How about you?