IT'S ABOUT LIFE 

“It’s About Life” tells the story my Dad and our relationship, from our beginning to his end. I illustrated this book for my Dad when he fell ill at the beginning of September 2008. He called me “little bear” when I was small, and that was the source of inspiration for this book. He was my best friend, my rock and my hero. I wanted to show him just how important he has always been to me throughout my life.

When I traveled to Europe the following April, I gave the book to him in person. Two weeks later, he passed away. The book was further developed for the iPad by Apps of All Nations. I created additional illustrations to turn the book into a more interactive experience.

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For my Dad

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He was already my best friend when I was born.

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He played with me until the sun went down.

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He told me to follow my dreams. “The sky’s the limit,” he said.

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He was always there to listen to me when I needed to talk.

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He supported me when I wanted to live on my own.

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He missed me and he hoped I was doing fine.

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Sadly, when his time was up, we had to say goodbye.
He left, whistling to the beat of the music, the rhythm of his life.

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But he’ll always be with me. Because when the moon is out,I see him in my shadow.
My best friend, my Dad...

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Take it easy, Dad.

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