august original pen & ink #043: trusting soul

august original pen & ink #043: trusting soul

Just recently we got a package from West Coast Printing, our friends who printed the first books. Seems they'd been going through their files, clearing things out & had run across a bunch of Brian's proofs. Among all the forgotten treasures they sent us was the master of Trusting Soul.

This is one of the pages that was edited out of the final version. Since it was before the advent of complete digital book design, every page was drawn & hand stamped by Brian.

8x12, pen & ink & hand stamping on archival bristol.

Signed & dated 2000 in pencil. 

It's not currently in print or book in this form, though the story appears in Trusting Soul in another version.

I see stuff like this a lot in my dreams, so I decided it should at least be doing something useful while I figure out what it means. Drawing: Cheer #188 to be used only for certain occasions when it makes sense: Hip Hip Hooray. I hate pain.