Jonathan Stern

February 1, 2011

Post #2679 – 20110201


Hi, I’ve been a big fan of your work for a long long time, since I’m about to turn 30 I guess that’s almost 30 years. My favorite book of yours is The Big Orange Splot. Its my go to gift for anyone I know who has recently had a child. In the fall I decided to show my love of the book and continue to aspire to be an individual in the face of conformity. I got a big orange splot tattoo. I wanted to show it to you, since your book has been so inspirational to me.


Daniel replies:

It's a nice job. Still I am uneasy when I hear that someone has had a tattoo inspired by something I wrote. (No, you're not the first). I am always afraid that one day the tattooed person will say, ""You know, that really wasn't such a great book after all,"" and there they are, illustrated.