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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lost Monster #3 - Cecil

I decided to take another Lost Monster with me to Chautauqua last week while I was there for the Highlights Foundation Writer's Workshop.  I decided to call him Cecil.

And then I picked out a hiding spot in the square at Chautauqua.

Two days later I got this great email:

Hi Will my name is Chloe and I have found your monster. I live in Dallas, TX and I am 10 years old.  My sister's name is Sophie and the sign that said take me home is her monster!  Sophie is 6. After the summer we are going to tour the Nation in a RV for a year and my sister and I will be home schooled. Every place that we go I am going to take pictures of Cecil and I.

               Thank you for doing this !!

These kids are awesome.  And I'm kind of jealous of their upcoming tour of the country.  It sounds like Cecil couldn't have ended up with a better home.


Aaron Ludwig said...

Man, lucky break for Cecil. Coulda been some drunk or drug dealer or something.

Scott C. Gwynn said...

Wow! That's so cool! Your illustrations are becoming part of peoples' lives!

I wonder if it would also be cool to make little plush/stuffed monsters to do the same thing with. (Though more time consuming obviously).

Anthony Holden said...

Perfect! This is exactly how Lost Monsters should be going.

Simini said...

That sounds like a picture book waiting to happen.

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Laurel said...

Chloe and Sophie sound like great girls, and I envy them their year long trip, too.

Madeline K. Rupard said...

This is such a cool, spontaneous way to show your work! (That monster is adorable too.)