This morning, I received the best kind of email a writer can get -- that my book inspired someone to make art based on it. It's such an amazing thrill, and it makes my books feel more real somehow; the book is nothing unless it's a part of a discourse, be it between writers, readers, or artists.
The artist is Sam de Jesus, and his website is here. And this is his version of Mattie and the gargoyles. I love it.