|Knuckleball Ned cover|
This pitch won’t cross the plate until next year but my newest title, Knuckleball Ned by R.A. Dickey will be published in 2014 (Dial).
R. A. Dickey is a starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2012, he became the first knuckleball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. This was a fun book to work on, R.A. Dickey is a very decent guy (very good with a baseball and a story) so this should be a home run, early next year. I can't wait!
I’m only showing a few images, now… more to come in early 2014.
|Knuckleball Ned character sketches|
This is where we started. First, the main characters in the story were developed as pencil sketches.
Then I plug them into the story. The final artwork was created with acrylic paint (washes) and a little air-brush work on the character's heads to get that baseball roundness.
So, even though R.A. didn't make the playoffs, this year...he's got a real winner hitting the shelves, early next year!