“And be careful you don’t let go of it till after you’re dead.”
‐ R. A. Lafferty, "Ghost in the Corn Crib"
This particular illustration for RA Lafferty's story Ghost in the Corn Crib had some rough starts for me. After several aborted tries, I ended up using a tiny 1-inch sketch scanned at high resolution and worked out the details in the computer.
It's the first illustration I would not send my grandmother. My mother, always proud to show off my work, raised a few eyebrows with it at her workplace.
But I'll stand by it, as the physics in the picture work the same as they do in the story (intimidating ghost and all).