The excellent story is by Angela Hill, a writer I've paired with many times in the past. When she writes with a smile I think my work compliments her work very well. You can read this piece online here.
|Drawn and painted in Manga Studio with a bit of Photoshop.|
The concept occurred to me immediately when I was given the topic. I put the rough together in an afternoon, after discarding some other compositions along the way. After the rough was accepted, I discovered I only had a few hours to get it finished, so there was some election stress illustration stress when I found out it was needed that quickly, but it worked out.
Most art is better when the artist doesn't get the chance to polish it up too much.