The illustration for I've Come to Say I'm Going were created by Liz Carlson. Liz is an artist and illustrator living in Saint Paul, MN. She was suggested to me as an illustrator by Tim Jennen, her partner and illustrator of Bartholomew and the Cabana Fire. Tim was not Liz's partner when he illustrated Cabana Fire... and now he is. Now, I don't want to overplay this aspect of The Book of Bartholomew, but it does bring people together. Yes, its true, The Book of Bartholomew is for lovers. For example, observe Liz's illustration.
It is obvious that the characters in The Book of Bartholomew are extremely attractive. Full hair, pouty lips, vibrating eyes, beautiful skin and well formed hands are the hallmarks of a Bartholomew character. They are all upbeat and excited about life - and excited to find that special someone. Bartholomew found, not only, the heavenly The Nanny, but also the devilishly sexy Geraldine. Claire? Well, what is sexier than chickens? Charlotte and Topping - hubba hubba. Aunt Josephine and Uncle Jeffrey are the counterpoint that makes "hot" seem even "hotter."
Of course, they are all stylish as well. This is obvious from the shoes they wear and the purse The Nanny carries. This is also true of the artists and readers of The Book of Bartholomew. They are all amazing specimens of the best human culture can provide: beautiful, glossy pin-up people you would die to be with.
I've Come to Say I'm Going will be published tomorrow, Friday, February 13, 2012. If you want love in your life, I urge you to read it.