Did you always plan on illustrating into the novel?

Yes, always. In fact, I originally planned on it being completely illustrated- in comic book format! I soon realised this was something I in no way had time for, so the next plan was for it to be a “Novella” (about half the length of a normal novel) with lots of illustrations throughout, much like Neil Gaiman’s “Stardust” illustrated by Charles Vess. Once I started re-writing the story after that, I realised Memory’s Wake was destined to be a full length novel, but I still wanted to include illustrations. The illustrations were all done in black and white to be suitable for printing in a standard paperback format for a novel.

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