click upper right corner of images to enlarge   Tim's Goodbye  -written & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.  Margot and her friends are gathering... but why? Vincent brings balloons, Melinda brings her French Horn, Otto wears his best hat. It all seems like a mystery until Margot makes it clear they have all gathered to say farewell to her pet Tim.
       
     
  above:  the cover of Steven's upcoming picture book,  Tim's Goodbye  ,  to be released by Farrar Straus Giroux in 2018   left:  Margot sheds a tear and walks away...
       
     
  above:  Melinda brings her French Horn...
       
     
  above:  preliminary character studies of Buddy the dog.
       
     
  above:  Margot gazes up at the stars for a long time, contemplating the earlier events of the day...
       
     
  above:  scan of one of the original b&w ink & crayon drawings used to create the final illustration. (depicting the characters Roger, Vincent, and Otto)
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   Tim's Goodbye  -written & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.  Margot and her friends are gathering... but why? Vincent brings balloons, Melinda brings her French Horn, Otto wears his best hat. It all seems like a mystery until Margot makes it clear they have all gathered to say farewell to her pet Tim.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

Tim's Goodbye -written & illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.

Margot and her friends are gathering... but why? Vincent brings balloons, Melinda brings her French Horn, Otto wears his best hat. It all seems like a mystery until Margot makes it clear they have all gathered to say farewell to her pet Tim.

  above:  the cover of Steven's upcoming picture book,  Tim's Goodbye  ,  to be released by Farrar Straus Giroux in 2018   left:  Margot sheds a tear and walks away...
       
     

above: the cover of Steven's upcoming picture book, Tim's Goodbye, to be released by Farrar Straus Giroux in 2018

left: Margot sheds a tear and walks away...

  above:  Melinda brings her French Horn...
       
     

above: Melinda brings her French Horn...

  above:  preliminary character studies of Buddy the dog.
       
     

above: preliminary character studies of Buddy the dog.

  above:  Margot gazes up at the stars for a long time, contemplating the earlier events of the day...
       
     

above: Margot gazes up at the stars for a long time, contemplating the earlier events of the day...

  above:  scan of one of the original b&w ink & crayon drawings used to create the final illustration. (depicting the characters Roger, Vincent, and Otto)
       
     

above: scan of one of the original b&w ink & crayon drawings used to create the final illustration. (depicting the characters Roger, Vincent, and Otto)