Yes, I put a painting of a dead bird inside a children’s book.
Why is that so strange?
I like to paint animals.
Sometimes they are alive
and sometimes they aren’t.
The Secret Kingdom is self-published. Chances are, if I had gone through a traditional publisher, this book would never exist. At the very least, I would have had to compromise my vision, and sugar-coat my art to be safer and more palatable for the general public.
But then it wouldn’t be The Secret Kingdom.
It wouldn’t be the book I was meant to make.
The Secret Kingdom exists because I was driven by a passion to share my imagination..
and hopefully inspire others to do the same.
It is a true reflection of my creative work.