Friday, April 10, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: I is for Ickabosh!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

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On another note, since this challenge started I've been asked where people can find/buy Woven. It's available in major booksellers (USA and Canada), and right now hardbacks are less than $12 on Amazon. Check out my Books tab for more links to other sellers, and feel free to ask your local library to order it if they don't have it already.

I'll include links with these posts for the rest of the challenge.

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I is for Ickabosh

Known as Bosh to his closest friends, Ickabosh is the Tailor of Averand, an optimistic old man with gray eyes. He is also the master of a subtle magic system called Fabrication. If he is not mending threads in the Great Tapestry, he is sewing new clothes for the royals and the residing nobility. You can easily spot him in a crowd by his gray robe and a cane that looks like a crochet hook.
Tomorrow: J is for Jilia.

I'm David, and "hold it when you need it most."


  1. Fabrication sounds like a useful ability :) I love the movement in the cloth in the illustration.
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  2. This is one of my favorite illustrations :)

  3. I like his name. And that's a clever detail about his cane looking like a crochet hook since he sews. :)

  4. Ah but it's what he sews!!! Another great drawing. You should publish a copy with all these pix in it.

  5. Bosh did some interesting things in the book.

  6. If he Fabricates, it makes you wonder how much to trust him.

  7. He sounds like a neat dude, but can I recommend he try knitting if he doesn't know how? ;)

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  8. Loving the description and picture, as always! I especially like Ickabosh's sewing side... :)

  9. I love the quick descriptions and the drawing. It gives you such a great idea about the character. He is like an old sage that may have more powers than anyone realizes:)

  10. Bosh was a very interesting character, I hope to learn more about his story in the future.

  11. Oooo- he sounds like my kind of guy!

  12. I like this one! Between the drawing and your description, it seems Ickabosh has a few things up his sleeve. Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie