Charmaine Yeo, Ruth Schooling, Sarah Tang, me in the glasses, Kenny Zeng and Alison Schooling & cat at Sarah and Schooling, Jalan Pisang, Singapore, June 2015.
I discovered one minor error: a pair of missing quotation marks at the end of an indented paragraph, and that was it. No more revisions, edits or changes.
The book was sent to the printers the next day with another 9 titles - including new poetry from Cyril Wong, reprints of From the Belly of the Cat & Balik Kampung - which Math Paper Press will also publish in early July.
Sarah and Schooling, as always, have done a wonderful job on these books.
I am very happy with their cover design of We Rose Up Slowly. After many false starts with external content providers, the talented Kenny Zeng of Sarah and Schooling came up with the goods and showed Math Paper Press and I several of his ideas for the final cover. We were all unanimous in choosing the final cover above.
Kenny Z’s cover is ethereal, enigmatic and quirky. There is a reason for the cow floating above the clouds on the back cover. His design illuminates the sensibility of the text and invites readers into a world of possibility, romance and beauty.
Thanks and good luck to Kenny Z - who is off to New York to study in a couple of months.