Picking an illustrator is a difficult decision. You need someone who can bring your creation to life; who will take your dream and make it a reality. I had a tough time working through illustrators. I talked with illustrators from different countries, different backgrounds, and different ages. Each had their good points and each had exceptional artistic abilities. Hiring someone you don’t know can be a little scary, because you don’t know if they will be able to give you the quality and depth you are looking for. Crazy thing was though, I was surrounded by so many artistic people.
It took a bit of relentless asking, pestering, begging, but I finally convinced my friend J to come on board as the illustrator. Not only is an amazing artist, but he has also been a key part of Moose Egg Productions throughout the years. He has starred in puppet videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbjwKp4-_sg) and helped out during a few of the live events we have done.
J has created an amazing character design for the two characters in I Want A Pet Turkey – Matt and the Turkey. Why tell you about it when I can show you a behind the scene picture of the storyboard and the first page!