When I showed my wife the final version of “The Magic Wand” she asked, “How come it’s not in color?”
“This is a story about a pencil,” I said. “The drawings and the text all have to be done in pencil.”
“Well, they were,” she said. “But isn’t the pencil a kind of metaphor? I thought the story was about drawing and writing and the other creative activities one can do with a pencil, not the pencil itself.”
“Hmm,” was my witty response.
“I like your colorized drawings,” she said. “Why don’t you try it with color?”
So I did.
What do you think? Do you like the pencil version for a story about a pencil or do you like the colorized version?