Monthly Archives: April 2014

School Visit Art

Any author or illustrator will tell you that school visits provide a great deal of inspiration and fun. Getting out of my studio and seeing kids in action in classrooms and libraries in fantastic. And I never know what questions … Continue reading

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West Linn Public Library Celebrates Free Comic Book Day – in style!

I’ll be at the West Linn Public Library on Saturday May 3rd to help celebrate free comic book day. You can read about all they have planned by clicking on the link. How awesome is it to have the library … Continue reading

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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day approaches!

America has a unique ability to create National Whatever Days. Though we don’t yet get to stay home from school or have work cancelled on May 15th, there is little doubt that the best National Whatever Day is approaching – National Chocolate Chip … Continue reading

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I’ll be speaking at the Jacksonville Elementary Writer’s Festival

  I’m looking forward to speaking at the 2014 Jackson Elementary Writer’s Festival on May 7th. One of the goals of the event is to give young writers an audience. Student writing is shared and displayed in the school and local … Continue reading

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How Stories Change the Brain

Originally posted on Christy Heyob:
Great article about storytelling via the?Greater Good Science Center at Berkley. By?Paul J. Zak?| December 17, 2013 Ben’s dying. That’s what Ben’s father says to the camera as we see Ben play in the background.…

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Grateful I have recycling bins.

A few more rescue scans of stuff headed to the recycle bins. I often really like a small, quick sketches on a page of a sketch book. Sometimes it wasn’t even the focus of what I was doing on that page. … Continue reading

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Where do your ideas come from?

One of the most common questions an author, cartoonist or illustrator receives is, ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ This is somewhat straightforward to answer when you are contracted to illustrate a manuscript. I literally was handed a story to illustrate. … Continue reading

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