Linda at Sketched Out(http://sketchedout.wordpress.com/)wanted to know what an earlier version of Uncle Gil looked like. This is another idea for the character, not terribly different, but much larger. I imagined him at one point to be an ex-boxer who had let himself go. I liked the visual impact of a mountainous man moving in a cloud of pipe smoke.
Everyone please check out Alicia Padron's blog! She did an awfully nice post about my first book. Her site is at( http://www.lovetoillustrate.blogspot.com/)
Thank you so much, Alicia.