Once we acquire a title, how do the illustrations happen? In Chapter 3 of our series “How a Book Becomes a Book,” Katherine walks us through finding an illustrator, proofing thumbnails and dummies, and the reward of seeing the final art.

You can check out more of S. D. Schindler’s sketches on his blog, where he walks through the entire process for Brother Hugo and the Bear; see some final art for Fur, Fins, and Feathers (coming soon!) on our Instagram; and catch up on previous episodes of Coffee Break with EBYR by visiting or subscribing to our EBYRTV channel on YouTube.