“This story was written almost 25 years ago. I had read a book for children about the martial arts. Its focus was the child who had been beaten finally getting strong enough and beating the bullies. What I was learning in Aikido was proving so valuable for me that I decided maybe I could share something of it. So I wrote this story.
Chas did the first few drawings 20 years ago. It took me the last 20 to finally get him to do the rest of the drawings. That’s my fault really, not his. And then it took me five
years to get it into digital form.”
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