Monthly Archives: November 2012

Panel Cartoon Thursday

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Witches and spells and spelling

I’m very excited to have finished up illustrating a wonderful new book by George Shannon. Of course it won’t be out for another 12 months or so. But that’s publishing. It feels kind of like those astronauts working on the … Continue reading

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That was Illustrator’s Day LA 2012

I had a great time in LA for the SCBWI’s Illustrator’s Day. I got to meet amazingly talented writers and artists and heard inspiring and funny presentations. I did some portfolio reviews and I saw some of the best work … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with The Bean…

Some art inspired by my next picture book, How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans. This book won’t be on shelves until April. You can preorder it now of course. Here in Portland you can pre-order from Green Bean … Continue reading

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Cartooning in the 18th century. A rant.

Why does so much current ‘cartooning’ work look like it’s from the 1920’s? I believe I understand some of the motivation. Things were simpler in 1920. More ‘authentic’ in some metaphysical way. Cartoonists used pen and ink and that’s a … Continue reading

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Speaking at schools and libraries and ice cream stores…

I have been contacted by a few teachers recently who have seen my presentation on narrative art and asked that I post some of the information. I do a presentation called Drawing Stories which looks at picture books in detail … Continue reading

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The Book That Eats Classics

The Book That Eats People got a nice call-out on the New York Times Motherlode blog as a ‘Classic picture book that fills you with dread.’ FUN dread that is. From the Blog: “You’re advised at the end to lock … Continue reading

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