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April 4, 2006

Illustrating Horris' SCARY History of Ancient Egypt

I continue along this biz-ness of drawing Horris into the ancient time of the Pharaohs' rule. Even ancient-er than the days they first started calling Kings "Pharaohs." (That little slice of nomenclature pie was cooked up in the 18th Dynasty, if I'm not mistaken, but I'm just going from memory at this point, and it's been a long time since then :)

I won't show you 99% of the illustrations here, because I don't want to spoil it for all the lovely dollar-spending people who feed me while I draw. After all, you (and I assume you are one of these magnificent patrons) spend your money on my work, and that is directly responsible for my having time to make it at all. So thank you! And I hope you get a huge kick out of Horris' latest exploits in December of 2006, when I believe it is that Horris' first triple-set will be published, and possibly even as a boxed set. We begin with (of course), the already published and rather celebrated SCARY: A Book of Horrible Things for Kids, and in December of this year, both Horris' SCARY History of Ancient Egypt and Horris' SCARY History of Dinosaurs will be published by Hylas Publishing, just as the first Horris book was. Of course, as publishing goes, it must be understood that sometimes, certain details are not fixed for a time. And so it is that I may update that release date. Watch this blog for any BREAKING HORRIS NEWS.

(Horris insisted I capitalize that, and I am not about to get into an argument on design with him. He is rather determined when he makes up his mind on the look or feel of something. I apologize for the exclamatory nature, the rather blaring nature of his text. It's only that he gets excited about everything.)

Anyway, I thought I'd take a break between a spider, and a pig as big as a pyramid at Giza to tell you what I'm up to. I'm sorry it's been so quiet around here, but that's just sort of how it works. I write in a lot of other places, and aside from that, I am usually drawing or getting my hands into something. I only keep so busy because if I stop, I'll start banging on tables and snapping and drumming with my fingers and people will get really angry and tell me I'm making them nervous and to leave the room.



joaquín ramón herrera writes for children, adults, and other humans found elsewhere in the continuum of development. He is also an illustrator, musician, and surprise protagonist. If you have found his glasses, wallet, or keys, please contact him here.

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