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19 Years Ago

I'm either going to be called super dedicated to one story or really crazy because I write myself into a loop trying to finish one, long, epic journey.

Recently I've been working on the illustrations for the republication of the re-write of Key. It's all coming along wonderfully, and I'm really excited as the typesetting and formatting is looking beautiful!

One of the reasons why I wanted to go back and rewrite Key was to really go back and reground myself in the originality of the world I had created as a teenager, to find that freshness and childlike wonder of imagination that I had. I didn't care what people thought, I didn't care if the science made sense, I didn't care if it was logically possible or whatever - I just created. Everything was possible with my imagination.

And I really rekindled that wonder. Writing was fun again. I'm grateful I've had the opportunity to do this.

Zinkx, Shanty and the Diabond on the Road to Ninnian
The Road is long, so take a friend

In Chapter 12 of the new rewrite of Key there is a scene in which Zinkx wakes up and really see's Sam for the first time. This scene came from an old picture I drew nineteen years ago that really began to cement Sam's (and the Zaprexes) design down as tiny little green cybernetic fairies.