Great idea, great execution, great cast. Really enjoyed a bunch of the stories and a bunch of the art.
Now, some data which I find interesting.
In general I preferred the stories that were inspired by illustrations to the stories that inspired illustrations. SIMILARLY, I preferred the illustrations inspired by stories to the illustrations that inspired stories. What does that mean, I wonder? Is that any real reflection on the quality of the stories from each half of the book, or is it a result of my interest in how stories get written, and my focus on what the heck would if I had to participate in this project, submitting a story blind and also writing a story based on an illustration? Or, is it that the most successful pieces are the ones where you can see clear links between the stories and the illustrations?
I don't know the answers to these questions but I would be happy to talk about this stuff more in person sometime.