Monthly Archives: November 2011

Galaxy Art

I’ve been blah-blah-blahing too much on this blog. This is supposed to be an illustration blog. So here’s an illustration.

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Graphic Novel

As I have mentioned before, more than a few times…I’ve been working on a graphic novel the past 30 years…OK. That’s not true. It only took 5 years. Maybe 7 since the first idea. Anyway, it comes out next June … Continue reading

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Microsoft producing TV shows. The future I have dreamed of is finally here.

“It looks like software giant Microsoft is looking to get into the scripted TV business. I hear that the company has hired a headhunter to search for an experienced executive to serve as a head of scripted.” This very exciting … Continue reading

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Scaredy Pants

“The young generation will, 30 years on, remember what it felt like to be scared of one of the soul-sucking dementors from the Harry Potter stories.” Sam Leith. Essay in The Guardian, 2009. This article is from 2009, but it’s … Continue reading

Posted in The Book That Eats People, The Thing with No Head, The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, Tricycle Press | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The more things change…

“Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent … Continue reading

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Dead tree books

“Somehow, I think it’s different,” she said. “When you read a book, a proper kid’s book, it engages all the senses. It’s teaching them to turn the page properly. You get the smell of paper, the touch.” A good piece … Continue reading

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2011 Free Gift Tags

A long standing tradition (well, long standing in Internet years) is that I post free gift tags each year to download and print. This year, they are a tad darker than usual. And if you like them and want to … Continue reading

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