Some of you may be familiar with this:
But the original Pigeon debut occurred this month in 1998 with the 'publication' (by the animation studio Curious Pictures) of one of my annual sketchbooks which I sent to clients and friends.
Of the thousand or so copies that were printed, one caught an agent's (and eventually a publisher's) eye. This would lead to the publication of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Hyperion Books for Children in Spring of 2003.
Although the drawings are much cruder, the sketchbook was much like the final book.
Here is an exception: