It’s that time of year again. For me, County Fairs have a charmingly old-fashioned quality to them, and I love to visit what might be considered some of the more boring aspects – the various crafts on display (shelves of pots of jam, pies and cakes, and so forth, knitted and crocheted items, and so forth), and the old games (hitting things with hammers, etc.) And of course sampling a tiny bit of the the terrible (but tasty) foods you get to eat!
I have a story (told within another story) in my forthcoming book that takes place at a fair (that illustrates an interesting scientific idea – but not one you’d guess at all, I’ll bet), and two years ago I went location scouting at the LA County Fair to get reference material for some of the various drawings I did for the story. The picture above is a part of a montage that shows up on one page.
I’ll share another part of this story in a while, mostly to remind you to seek out a local County Fair (or equivalent thing near you in other countries) and in part also to let you know the kinds of things you’ll find in the book. Consider pre-ordering (at a special price) it please! Details here. It arrives in early November!