Nathan Hale, amazingly talented illustrator of Rapunzel's Revenge, Calamity Jack (both written by Shannon Hale and her husband Dean Hale), and many many others and also the author/illustrator of Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School and The Devil You Know (and also many many more!) is Twenty Shades of Awesome. Alright. More than Twenty. Many many more!
I first met Nate at a writing conference years ago. We hung out, bonded as we made fun of the odd dancing segment in the middle of one day...really? Why would you entertain a theater full of writers with interpretive dance?...and I was fortunate enough to see some sketches from Rapunzel's Revenge which he was currently hard at work on. I had no idea then how popular it and Calamity Jack were going to become in my house and everywhere else!
So, anywoo, Nathan is doing this fun interactive drawing thing on his blog right now, Space Station Nathan, where readers throw out suggestions and Nate picks one to draw. How fun is that? So, yesterday morning the kids and I were checking it all out at breakfast. I left a comment with three of our kid's ideas.
Zoe's contribution was, "A pink robot and she had so much fun that she called another pink robot and she had a fun idea to play."
And Nathan picked hers to draw!
You can read more about it Here. Fun picture, right?
Zoe was pretty happy about it. She said, "I love my pink robots!"
I'm going to have to print these sassy metal ladies out and frame them.