We've been playing an occasional group sketch game called "Art By Committee," where I share an an actual excerpt taken out of context from a science fiction manuscript and we see how a few of us mad illustrators put a picture to it. Below is another example taken from the original sketchbook.
What follows are the zany, witty, and wonderful sketches that you all came up with for the line: "I never understood why you were with him in the first place," followed by the one that originally appeared in my book. Thanks again for contributing. Let's take a break for a week because I'm on the road, but I'll toss out another line in the future.