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Professor John Hendrix publishes The Holy Ghost
In his newest book, The Holy Ghost, professor and MFA-IVC chair John Hendrix tackles some of life’s biggest questions through the antics of a plucky squirrel and an unflappable—and powder blue—spirit.
The New York Times best-selling illustrator recently spoke with St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the charming and insightful new work, and the process of seeing his book come to fruition.
This is what I tell my students all the time: you just can’t do an end-around on the stuff that you’re passionate about. If you try to find what the market wants, if you try to make books you think other people are going to like, it’s just never going to work out. And so at the end of the day, this was the stuff that I continue to think about, wanted to make images about. And they have done well enough that I get to keep making them.