Underground comix legeend and TOON Books author Jay Lynch (Otto’s Orange Day, Mo and Jo) is interviewed in three parts by the Daily Cross Hatch website. Among other topics, Jay discusses his collaborative process with Frank Cammuso on Otto’s Orange Day:

Did you do any artwork for these books?

I actually drew the musical notes in the beginning of the book, when Otto sings. And I did the lettering on the note that Aunt Sally wrote him, but that’s only because Frank was out of town, and they couldn’t reach him [laughs]. I did roughs of the whole book. That’s how I submitted the book. But I don’t draw as cute as Frank, so my cats come out looking more like Fritz. So I just did that for facial expressions and positions and stuff. That was just the first draft. Frank added a more dynamic movement to it.



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