Two years ago I had the idea to write a children’s book about my riding instructor’s stepson Jude. Back then I had come up with a concept drawing of him, his sister, and a pig but never went any farther than the drawings and the idea of a story. Recently this spring I picked it up again and am glad to say that I have written the story and am now working on drawing out the pages. Here are the concept drawings from two years ago and the first page of my book. I may have tweaked the characters a bit.