Saturday, 27 April 2013

Goodnight, Mr. Joshua. (Emily's sketch)

The moment I saw Josh's book, I thought of Goodnight Moon.  The Maxim magazine sitting by his bed represents how he might have entertained himself while bed ridden.  The flowers and balloon represent all of the people who were thinking about him and reached out to him while he was recovering.  Lance Armstrong jumping over the moon represents two things: 1) I figure Josh was so drugged up at some point for pain management that he might have hallucinated a few things here or there; and 2) Josh's world was momentarily shattered just as Lance's was (although I realize they are very different circumstances).
I decided to stick with a pencil sketch since that is how Josh started his book; I enjoyed the lack of pressure to spice it up with color.  


  1. Emily, when I saw Josh' book, that's the first thing I thought of, too :) I love the re-telling of the story, especially the IV line.

  2. This is hysterical, and wonderful, and is something I'd frame and hang on my wall. Oh my goodness. May we all be so blessed that a children's book is rewritten for us. I'm laughing out loud and also sighing deeply. You're brilliant.