What encouraged you to include illustrations in The Chasm? What did you hope to gain from them?
I really felt that The Chasm could be enhanced with the illustrations. I searched around for different potential illustrators and finally found Mike Biegel. It was the right fit. I wanted that contemporary feel that is sort of a graphic-novel-sketch approach. I think Mike nailed what I was looking for and it definitely enhances the book. The illustrations allow you to grasp the heavy imagery in The Chasm.
It amazed me how much work Mike was willing to put into them. I'd recommend him as an artist any day!