commissioned by Cassandra Clare (for www.mortalinstruments.com)
From those scandalous yet fabulous Tattoo Shop years, this is possibly my only true claim to fame, that of being tiny & fearless...
But from this wandering bout of nostalgia Shadowhunters were first imagined.
It wouldn't be till some months later, over Sushi & Saké, that Cassandra Clare laid out the bare bones for me. There was lots of hand-holding, not-too-calm encouraging, a bit of cat threatening, lots of booze drinking & limb flailing and would be for years to come. Throughout 2003-2005 these concepts, cities, creatures and characters went through many imaginings.
While these are the Final Result, the adventure doesn't end here-- while I write its early days for a Feature Film, new imaginings are being made!
Never doubt, there is magic in re-telling, not matter how small your story might seem.
We were all very grateful. Actually, grateful doesn’t begin to sum up…
Here’s a photo from our dinner, well fed and sated, three of my all-time favorite people (Honey Coated Casshat, Shiny Happy Holls hugged on by Our Crys ), being happy, together. I ♥/∞
Now, you know, back to work-stuffs…