The resulting story, Bud and the Red Jinn; or
However, we needed new illustrations for my story. While Marcus paid Anna-Maria a hefty sum for drawing the pictures, he only had permission to use it in Oziana. However, his friend Alejandro Garcia was brought in. Alex turned out a redrawing of Anna-Maria's picture.
What Marcus decided to do was bring in an additional illustrator. This illustrator would properly illustrate the story, while Alex would produce pictures that would be from "Tandy's sketchbook." Since Tandy wasn't present in my little story, we dropped Alex's picture.
The illustrator for the first two books is John Troutman, web cartoonist for the strips Mary Elizabeth's Sock, Lit Brick, Sporkman, and the currently on-hold Delusionary State. This is what John turned out.