Tom loves comics and has recently returned to reading them in a big way. So when I recently saw a girl on Twitter say that she’d got a custom-drawn comic of her favourite things from Sarah Laing I knew it was the perfect birthday present for Tom.
Sarah was great – I emailed off a list of Tom’s favourite things along with some reference photos and she did the rest. (This is why it pays to do everything online just so you have the reference photos). Also – top tip: just let designers do their thing because it will be much greater if you don’t poke your nose in/make suggestions every five minutes.
Sarah chose what she wanted to draw from my list and put them together in a little one-off book that was a big hit on birthday morning. Here’s a few photos of the work, which Sarah has also blogged about here.
I think she might also be taking custom orders… details for her are here.