M is for Mandrill. The Surfing Mandrill from The Surfing Animals Alphabet Book.
The Mandrill from The Surfing Animals Alphabet
The Surfing Animals Alphabet Book
About The Surfing Animals Alphabet
My mom and girlfriend had both suggested that I should do a children’s book for some time. One day when I was surfing I thought that it would be fun to draw an animal that starts with A, post it on Instagram and see what people out there thought I should draw for B… That was the start of it, it was a very fun process that took about a year from start to finish.
About half way through the Alphabet James Redmayne reached out and asked if I had a plan for the text, which I did not. He had already written some of the poems for fun while studying to become a doctor. The poems where awesome, and I could tell that he was a surf lover and knew about surf culture and all the different characters that we meet in the water.
A few months later when the last drawing was done, I reached out to James and asked if he wanted to come up with the remaining poems, and he did.