Hello World!


If you’ve looked at the book (or even just the cover), you might be wondering about the person who did all the wonderful illustrations. His name is Martin Murtonen. You can find out more about his work at his web site.

Although we worked very closely with Martin to get all the illustrations just right, we never met him, until our Book Launch party, even though we live in the same city! All our collaboration was by phone and e-mail.

That’s one of the things about modern communications, and computers in particular. There are many people who work together or are friends who have never met in person. In fact, we have never met any of the people who worked on our book – editors, typesetters, production staff, and so on (except for a few reviewers who we knew before we started). One day we hope to meet some of the people who made our book come to life!