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Book cover design and concept by Carolyn Dyess, Illustration by John Dyess

This book cover was a joint project with both John and Carolyn. St. Louis author and  therapist, Doris Wild Helmering, employed the couple to visually represent her creation, “The Boy Whose Idea Could Feed the World”.  The E-book is now available on Amazon and iTunes. John did his iconic black graphic line work and texture to render the darkling beetle. Carolyn came up with the “world” map idea coming through the body of the beetle, and designed the bold typography that pulls the whole cover together. The variance in size, case and color, using the ever dependable Helvetica Black Condensed, with the black pseudo drop shadow, “contains” the bug from escaping off the page.

John did 6 full color illustrations of various bugs and worms used as vignette art throughout the chapter openings of the book. Those illustrations will be featured individually in upcoming blog posts.

For more information about Doris Wild Helmering visit: www.doriswildhelmering.com

Carolyn Dixon Dyess standing by her art I Get Peace like a River

Carolyn Dixon Dyess standing by her art I Get Peace like a River

From the left Mary Borgman,Peter Shank,Joanne Kluba and Carolyn Dyess

From the left Mary Borgman,Peter Shank,Joanne Kluba and Carolyn Dyess

visitors to the opening

visitors to the opening

church members and guests at the opening

church members and guests at the opening

Carolyn Dyess and Neko

Carolyn Dyess and Neko

“Sadly said goodbye to my beloved Japanese Bobtail, Neko. Dec. 19, 1997 to May 18, 2013. Handsome boy he was.” Carolyn Dyess
The next few posts on my blog are going to be a celebration of the life of our cat Neko.

Neko and two of his sisters held by Carolyn Dyess

Neko and two of his sisters held by Carolyn Dyess

We selected Neko and brought him to our home on April 20,1998. Neko is in the center with two of his sisters.This is a description  on his official papers. Cat’s name, Kuniyoshi Konomi Neko .  B/W Van Short Hair. Breeder , H.Bruce Spurling and owner, Carolyn Dyess. Neko was a Premier Japanese Bobtail,which means he was neutered. Japanese Bobtails are born with a short tail.

Neko August 4,

Neko August 4, 1999

This photo was taken by a professional photographer at one of the cat shows  where we showed Neko. Neko had a classic Japanese Bobtail look, and won many ribbons. He enjoyed going to shows with Carolyn, many of them out of town. After several years he decided he didn’t like cat shows and  we retired him. In this photograph Neko is posing with the Lucky cat beckoning paw.

very best Bobtail 1998 international show,Kitty Angel Judge

very best Bobtail 1998 international show,Kitty Angel Judge

Neko was judged the very best Premier Bobtail at the International cat show,November 20-22,1998, in Kansas City Missouri. Neko’s best friend and companion Carolyn was very proud of him.