The kids have finished illustrating yet another March BreACK! story.
This year, for their Illustrate-Your-Own-Books project, I wrote them a story called “The Earl of Tellurine.” It’s a future-space swashbuckler, loosely based on a couple of different Dumas epics and set in an imagined cosmos known as the Beeshus System. At its heart, it’s a revenge plot: A young pilot named Anson Riverest from the planet Mysinae loses his job, his girlfriend, and “the best years of his life,” at the hands of a couple of jealous ne’er-do-wells named Frank Optimacy and Rand Slang. These two get away with all kinds of mischief because the Beeshus System is the midst of political turmoil. [Aided by the State Concessor, Felice Arrowhart, the reigning tyrant, Raja Eustasis Telesphore 18 keeps trying to silence the upstart “Darling” of the independence movement, Lira N’voy Route.] With the help of his mentor, Eria Fabbré from Chalet Ferrious, and the band of Pirateers on the U. F. O. Wanre Nicht, Anson reinvents himself as the Earl of Tellurine. Brandishing his Argentilian Scythe, he returns to the capital planet of Capris to revenge himself upon his enemies. But will he be satisfied with the results?
Here are galleries of their most amazing illustration work:
Illustrate-Your-Own Books DIY
Find a story or chapter book that you can read together as a family, and divide it into 4 or 5 manageable sections. Tackle one section every day and use your go-to art supplies to illustrate or re-illustrate, as the case may be. Go wild! Try a different art technique each day!