TODAY! I recieved an e-mail from BUD GRACE HIMSELF, giving his consent to publish his mermaid! Frickin' amazing considering how much time I spent on finding him! I sent an e-mail to an agency and suddenly Bud POPS into my e-mail account!
" _____ sent me your email. I have no objection to your using my drawing. May I see it?
The awesome Tony DiTerlizzi (Spiderwick) can unfortunately not draw a mermaid for the project but he sent me these lovely words wishing me good luck:
Thank you for taking the time to write to me; it means a lot to know that you are a fan of my work. Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in your Mermaid Project due to other commitments I have at this time. Since the release of A Hero for WondLa is drawing near, I do not have much time for any new projects. Though I think your idea is a great one, all I can offer is the best of luck to you in your publication!
Never abandon imagination!