Recipe for a Space Fantasy

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I penned a fun little post for HarperCollins Children’s about inspirations that went into The Jupiter Pirates, from the art of Howard Pyle and Andrew Wyeth (that’s his work above) and the physics of Star Wars to less obvious influences such as Alien and (no really) The Sopranos. (Don’t worry, parents: The Jupiter Pirates doesn’t have chestbursters or a Bada-Bing.)

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