Irene Gallo of Tor Booksis one of my favorite art directors to work with. It is not that I asked her directly, but from my work experiencs, I believe she thinks one of the most important part of art directing an illustrator is actually to pick the right illustrator for the right job. I know a few art directors like her. So, once I get picked, she is never fussy or picky about what I do. This is when we (illustrators) do our best job, I think. It is always nice to be trusted and given freedom because of the trust.Anyways, I just recently finished a project with her for this book cover Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. Irene just posted an interesting behind-the-scene story of designing the cover. Also Cory himself posted a really kind comment on the cover as well. Thanks to you both, and everyone who was involved in designing the book.
Little Brother will be out in Spring.