Monthly Archives: March 2010

another poster

This is another poster (without the typography yet) for an Oregon Children’s Theatre production next year. It’s a musical version of Alice in Wonderland. They wanted it to feel like a concert as much as a stage play. It plays … Continue reading

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Young Authors Conference

Last week I spent three days at a Young Authors conference in Washington State. I wanted to thank all the folks involved for a very nice time. And I was really impressed with the student material, both written and drawn. … Continue reading

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New Poster Art

Here is a finished poster (sans the typography) for The Oregon Children’s Theatre production of How I Became A Pirate. Based on the wonderful picture book by Melinda Long and Illustrated by one of my favorite illustrators, David Shannon. I … Continue reading

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A Graphic Novel I like – Travels of Thelonious

I have written quite a few postings about Graphic Novels I don’t like. I’ve only mentioned a few I enjoyed, and I don’t do that often enough. Recently I stumbled into one I have really enjoyed. And it’s a BIG … Continue reading

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Turn off TV aimed at kids

As someone who worked, briefly, but fairly-happily in television animation, I had no built-in hatred for TV animation for kids. And as our daughter got old enough we would watch some TV each day. Usually in the morning and before … Continue reading

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What? A return of posting sketches!?

A quick alien drawing. I’m drawing a lot of aliens these days and sometimes these doodles appear in-between ‘real work’. The orange ‘coat’ of the alien is actually a scan of dryer lint after I got done drying an orange … Continue reading

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SCBWI article

I wrote an article for the SCBWI newsletter from the Los Angeles chapter. Here is the home for the local SCBWI chapter, which features a link to the Spring 2010 Kite Tales newsletter. (Here is a direct link to the … Continue reading

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