Over the last few months I’ve been working on and off on my new book “Dlouhá Cesta” (The Long Journey).
Although I’m Czech and I’ve written and illustrated over 35 books, I’ve only had a couple of books published in the Czech Republic. I don’t know exactly why my books are not published in the Czech Republic, but I would like to do something about it.
I can’t make deals with other publishers about my existing books, but I had an idea.
A year ago I met a couple of enthusiasts in Prague who like my books and I like their enthusiasm, so we decided to do something together. We’ve decided to do a book together.
This book is going to be published in Czech in the Czech Republic.
The story is about a garden gnome. He looked like any other garden gnome, but he had a desire to walk. He walked through the garden, through the gate, over the field, into the wood, he climbed a hill and went down the mountains.
He visited many places and everywhere he went he planted a little plant. The place become a better place, or at least a bit nicer. There is more to it but the rest of the story is in pictures.
I travelled to Prague to deliver the book last week. It was quite special.
I had a really nice time illustrating it and now it was the time to give it away.
I hope all goes well.
The book should be ready for Christmas.