I finished off the final illustration for Winter Wood last night. Done dusted and off to press. So that's it. I could probably write a long and quite emotional piece about how it feels to be saying goodbye to them all - these characters I've been living with for the last six years - but for the moment I'm just going to let them slip quietly out of the back door without any fuss. They can find their own way, I'm sure.
And anyway there's a new lot standing at the porch, clamouring to be let in. Better go and see what they want.