if you were drinking some coffee the other day, your morning cup, and reading the paper, or the back of the cereal box--in short, if you were having breakfast. or lunch. it could have been lunch or maybe even supper... if you were leaning against the vending machine at work, thinking about getting some dunkin' sticks, but lamenting your not having a steaming beverage into which to dunk... there's no reason, really, food need be involved, is there? you might have been driving your car. or perched atop a the local water tower with a telescope in hand keeping dibs on the town mayor... or, mayhaps, listening to music. listening to music makes more sense, actually. if you were watching television and the commercial came on where elvis costello is sitting in the car talking about beethoven, or you were looking at a CD or perusing i-tunes, or had picked up your cello and run the bow across the strings, or watching a saint bernard run across your front yard, and this nudged your mind, this question muscled itself in, "say, i wonder how the janx is getting along with his whole beethoven conundrum?"
i present this:
the thought being.
1) need column in book
2) yes. plants (which i had done a sketch of) go on columns also.
3) but really beethoven is the best.
4) "what if, and stay with me, the beethoven bust was ANIMATED and like, reacting to the situation?!"
so i drew that one.
and there's also a jazz trumpet player too in a frame who is all, "what are those crazy animals up to now?!"
but you have to wait for the book to see him.
'course, the editor may veto them both.
so it goes.