I’ve been playing around with some ideas for a future picture book. The concept of the journeys we take at night in our dreams has always been an intriguing one for me. Many years ago I actually had a dream I called ‘The Night Factory’ in which there were images of a huge factory that represented how thoughts are manufactured and processed. This idea has lingered in the back of my mind and resurfaces every now and then.
The idea of a wordless picture book is also something that I have given much thought to over the years. ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan is an excellent example of this and a personal inspiration.