Off on Adventure
Leonard has long loved ships and the sea. When he was a young man he sailed around the world with the United States Merchant Marine. In his early career as an artist, he painted many seascapes and nautical scenes. Creating The Treasure was really a treasure for him.
When The Treasure was first released, a model stern-end of the ship was built to be used at book and art fairs. It brought lots of attention to the books and art. Here is a photo of the model installed in an exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware in 2005/2006.