Trampoline in Prague. "I'm a big fan of Garisson Keillor so I was thrilled to get this assignment to illustrate a story he wrote about traveling to Prague with his young daughter. I wanted to contrast the obvious joyfulness of their relationship with the dark pallor of the city and the mood cast by one of its famous citizens, Franz Kafka. I was trying to fit the girl in and she wouldn't go anywhere, so I turned her (in Photoshop) and suddenly she was both floating and fitting. The structure of this image came from a Magritte collage, and there is Kafka's surrealism, so I easily excused the sideways girl with their artistic license."