Project Name Why Can’t We Be Friends? Category Print IllustrationsLauren Barfield
I created this adult children’s book to bring awareness (and some dark humor) to some of the most common myths and misconceptions that surround sharks – the most majestic creatures of the sea. This book is one of the more exciting projects I have gotten to work on because I got to collaborate with one of my favorite illustrators, Lauren Barfield. I reached out to Lauren after being a long-time follower of her Tumblr page (laurenontheinternet). Her aesthetic and sense of humor is exactly what I envisioned for this book and to say I was stoked when she agreed to help, would be an understatement. I provided Lauren with copy and rough sketches/ideas (see entertaining examples above), and she would send back the final colored visuals.