My line drawings began on the edges of schoolwork and on the bulletins of small country churches. My near-sightedness meant that these drawings were fairly small and hard to read - esp. for intrusive adult eyes.
Taking a break from screenwriting in late 2009 I began to look through some of these old drawings, finding maps of towns and directions - drawn for friends prior to the internet, and it occurred to my now adult eyes that these were too intricate and interesting to be sitting in a file somewhere. Of course I learned long ago that the audience has to feel the same way, so I developed a few samples and began sending them around, and after a few tweaks - like adding color (!) I received nearly unanimous interest and support.
Currently the maps, of more than 20 cities and states, have found their way onto postcards, notecards, magnets, posters, and T-Shirts, and are available at over 75 locations around California, including prominent spots like The Getty Center, Griffith Observatory, Muir Woods, Copperfields's Books and Gifts, and on Etsy, linked below.
Upcoming maps include Yosemite Valley, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, and Chicago.
I've also just finished illustrating my first children's book "Elmer in Yosemite," stay tuned for release dates and info!