Here are a couple of sketches that I did for Sketch_Dailies. The theme was James Bond.
Since Scholastic has posted the cover on Amazon and Goodreads I think it's okay for me to post it here. A little while ago I illustrated a board book for Scholastic's Cartwheel imprint. It will be out next summer. It's a fun book about a little boy who refuses to eat and two parents who will try anything to make it happen. Here's the cover.
Here's a little look at how I'm spending my days. This is forty minutes of work played back at 20x it's regular speed. I've got about 50 more pages like this one to clean up over the next two weeks. Some a bit easier, some a bit harder. I've left off the text because somethings have to remain a mystery. Enjoy.
Here's a sample illustration I did earlier this year.
I'm heading down to San Diego later today for the San Diego Comic Con. I'll be camped out in my usual spot at the end of row 700 at table E1. I'll have copies of all my books as well as prints and a few other things. If you're going, stop by and say hello.
This Sunday I'll be doing a book signing and a reading in Brea, CA at the Sarah Bain Gallery with Kazu Kibuishi from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Come on out to Brea and see some art, meet myself and Kazu and get some great books. The gallery is currently featuring art by Dr. Seuss and David Shannon so that's a bonus. Hope to see ya there.
Sarah Bain Gallery
Address: 110 W Birch Street #1, Brea, CA 92821
Telephone: 714 990 0500
I'm super excited to announce that Gabby and Gator has been nominated for the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan (BES) Award. GG joins a great group of graphic novels selected by librarians. Now it's up to the students of Maryland to decide on the winner. Win or lose I'm just excited to be nominated. You can check out all the nominees here:
Wishing everyone a very happy Saint Patty's day! May the luck of the Irish be with you today and everyday.
Here's a rough sketch of Beep's Bottle Rocket. It's soda pop powered.
Here's another scene from the Beep and Bah space odyssey. As it turns out, Beep is powered by a single stalk of broccoli. Who knew? I didn't until I did this illustration. But it makes perfect sense. That's the thing I love about drawing while working on a story, new ideas appear out of the ether. Ideas that I probably wouldn't have thought of if I were just typing on the computer. It's good to mix it up.
Here's a fun Beep and Bah illustration that I just finished. This was done in Photoshop CS5 using some custom brushes. I'm currently doing some development/imagination work on a second Beep and Bah story while I wait for notes on my script for the next Bird and Squirrel book.