Why is this book titled Draw The Plane?
The answer, while simple, took awhile to realize. I have been drawing planes for the last 20 years, and while I enjoy the exercise I know that most people would consider this to be rather odd. Most people would say plane trips are for enjoying the window view, or watching a movie or reading a book. Some individuals work diligently on spreadsheets with laptops open and some just want to sleep.
Me? I draw the plane.
When a family member or friend would tell me they are going on a flight I would ask them to draw the plane. Almost in every case I got the same answers "Nope, I'll leave the drawing to you." "I want to watch a movie", "Nope, I'm reading". No way, I need to work on my spreadsheets with my laptop open. "I don't draw, I just want to sleep."
But I ask them to draw the plane anyway.
And the book title was born... Draw The Plane.
I have always stated that if I ever did create a book that I would publish all the illustrations from the friends and family that decided to take me up on the offer to draw the plane. Five people have sent me illustrations and I cannot be more proud.
To Julie, Liza, Daniel, Dom and Adrienne: Thank you for joining me on this journey and having a unique seat in the pages of the book. Your illustrations will be published in Draw The Plane.