As writers, we consider ourselves super lucky to be able to collaborate with some great artists and collaborators on “Pure Steele”. Everyone we’ve worked with from concept to creation has been awesome and we’re proud to have such talented people on our side–rather than working against us to create some kind of crushing rival book that would render ours unimpressive and obsolete.
The Charles-Christopher-creating, Eisner-Award-winning, Karl Kerschl provides a number of the book’s main illustrations, standing in for Dr. Henry Flemyng’s eager reproductions of the expedition’s most thrilling moments. Before starting work on the illustrations, though, Karl produced this awesome first sketch of James Steele himself. It’s the dreamiest.
Next up: The final pages of our Chapter One preview!