I often say that I am a writer that illustrates rather than an illustrator that writes. Writing comes much more easily to me than illustrating. To this day I struggle with deadlines to finish the illustrations for any given book. This ordeal has plagued me since 1982 when I signed my first seven book contracts. It remains a mystery as to why I get so white knuckled when I’m sitting in the studio at the drawing board working.
But, there you have it.
It’s simply how I am as a writer and illustrator.