Needless to say, I was a little surprised to get unsolicited career advice from an eight-year-old, but I took it to heart. I called the editor, Scott Peterson, and he agreed to send the layouts back to Dave Taylor for a little more refining. Dave and I talked about what specifically was needed and he explained that he didn't have any experience working this way and wasn't really clear on what exactly constituted a "layout". He was also in the middle of another job and didn't have time to do much more than a little touch-up here and there.
Okay. Well, I tried.
Dave's a terrific storyteller and most of his compositions are still intact but other than that, there's not much of his work left on the pages.