U is for "Uyulala," the southern oracle from The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. She's a character that can only be heard, never seen, so I illustrated the forest of columns where she lives. (Fittingly, in its original language, the title of The Neverending Story also starts with "U," Die Unendliche Geschichte. ) I vividly remember reading this book for the first time when I was ten, and it has been my favorite ever since. Because of The Neverending Story, dusty, used book stores will always be magical places.
I'm an aspiring author / illustrator.