Darwin Day
posted: February 9, 2009
Feb. 12th is Darwin Day, the birthday anniversary of Charles Darwin and 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. The book I illustrated, Animals Charles Darwin Saw, published by Chronicle Books, is out just in time to help commemorate it!
The folks at Chronicle wanted me to work in my scratchboard style, and I was happy to oblige. It was a terrific project on a subject of real interest to me. And it felt really good to be doing a book about the father of the theory of evolution at a time when our schools are under full frontal assault from the "Intelligent Design" chimps. Check out this graph from The Economist that shows how the US stacks up against other countries about accepting evolution -- (Spoiler Alert: in 2006 only about 40% of Americans polled believed that man evolved over millions of years).
But now you can fight the powers of darkness -- buy the book and give it to a kid!
Here are a few pre-type spreads.