I’ve been working on a new book about a new character, Elliott the Otter. The nice people at the Seattle Aquarium have allowed me to hang out and draw their otters for inspiration. They’re amazing animals that seem like a waterborne hybrid between a dog and a human. Their front legs have adorable, round little fingers and their back legs have huge, long feet that they curl up or cross when they are floating on their back.
Elliott the Otter has got it in his head that he’s the one running Elliott Bay. (Truthfully, nobody really knows who Elliott Bay is named after, so maybe he has a point.) Nothing would happen without his helpful supervision. Here’s a sneak peek.