Here is a note from their teacher ... "Friday brought a whole new aspect to our authors study as we got to visit with the illustrator of Signimalz. Dave Martinez showed us how he begins with a mess and ends with a very personified Signamal. He told us illustrating was not neat or perfect, he said it is a process he had to practice. He let my kids know it was ok to try, try, and try again. I know this really sank in to some of my boys who have shown great interest in drawing illustrations for the books they have written. Thank you, Mr. Dave for not only talking with my class, but listening to them too. You really made their day."