By Peter

We’re doing a filler page this week between chapters 2 and 3. Chapter 3 introduces two new characters, and we wanted to take our time and get them right. Thanks for your patience.

Here are some early sketches of Ayana, the Somali girl who is living where Joshua’s mother used to live. You’ll see more of her in Chapter 4. In these early sketches, the headscarf isn’t quite right, since it’s not covering her neck. Mostly, we were trying to decide on the shape of her face.

By the way, how many of you put “Edison reneged” into Google last week to see what would happen?