The Making of MISSION: MARS

Making MISSION: MARS was a big team effort. At Scholastic, my editor Mona Chiang was a key inspiration and guiding force behind the book's inception and development. Many others contributed to the effort. Here are some of my initial sketches and design concepts for the book. They provided a starting point for some of professional designer Ryan Hobson's original illustrations for MISSION: MARS. Click on any one of these sketches for a larger view and a caption. To get a glimpse of what some of these rough sketches became in the book, visit: