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In 'Birds,' Sis Makes A Dream World For Grown-Ups

Peter Sis' "The Conference of the Birds" is full of his signature touches: the pen and ink drawings; tiny detailed dots suffused by a wash of color... The book boasts a cast of thousands, and manually reproducing the fantastical flock, page after page, proved tedious and tiring. Sis wonders if he had been perhaps "overambitious" or if he would have been better served using a computer program. But ultimately, he says, his "little brush" was all he needed.