Never Read a Book Before Bed

Personal Project

Never Read a Book Before Bed is a dire warning about what happens when you sneak in a story before sleep. This story is a collaboration by longtime friends and former coworkers, Jen Wilson and Josh Lewis.

Author Jen Wilson

Illustrator Josh Lewis

Designer Josh Lewis

BOOK DEVELOPMENT

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For the main characters, I explored their design and emotional range. The brother imagines his plush alligator as a real alligator and dragon.

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Every whacked-out dream needs a pirate ship bed.

THUMBNAIL SKETCHES

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Before diving into sketches, I create these rough sketches. While things change naturally along the way, this lays out the plan for the book. 

SKETCHES

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Both value and text are added to the sketches to make sure everything is working well together.