Finally, a new illustration! I was asked to create an image to accompany a poem about a childhood fear of monsters. Thinking back, I can still remember that instant surge of fear when I flicked off the basement light, sure that the darkness behind me was suddenly filled with hands trying to grab my legs as I ran up the stairs. I remember the relief of slamming the door on the dark unknown. That is the kind of "monster" that scared me, not an elaborately grotesque imagined beast but the feeling that there was an unseen "something" there, silently preparing to attack.
Whew! I hope that creeping, silent fear is communicated in the image. I'll post again once it's been published, but just wanted to let the world know that yes, I am still here, still drawing!