All of the final illustrations for Uncle Frank’s Pit were drawn on the computer. At the time it was an experiment for me. I had never done such a big project digitally before. The process began the same way the rest of the books did: collecting reference material for the sketches. My good friend Larry played the part of Uncle Frank, and he posed for many of the pictures in the book. Next, I did the sketches, working in pencil on drawing paper. When the sketches were complete, I scanned them into the computer to add the color. I used a Wacom drawing tablet and a program called Painter. Between the two of these, I could simulate pretty well the process of working by hand. (Plus, cleanup was a lot easier.) Below is a finished image of Uncle Frank jumping. Can you tell which one of Larry’s poses I ended up using for reference?