Working on It—Notes on a Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death
Nicholas Gurewitch’s Notes on a Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death is a darkly illustrated and disarmingly earnest picture book about death, fatherhood, and psychoanalysis. In this recent Project Update, Gurewitch gave backers a peek a the process of ensuring continuity in his work.
When I depict an object or scene in this book, chances are it shows up on more than one page. When I do a redesign to make something look better, it can have a ripple effect throughout multiple pages. [Ensuring continuity is] a time-consuming process that has happened a few times, even in the late stages of the book.
A new page six in progress.