Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tommy Can’t Stop!

I updated my webpage, yes I still have a website – so old fashioned of me – with info on Tommy Can’t Stop!. It’s a new picture book written by Tim Federle and illustrated by me.  It will be out in … Continue reading

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The Toy Cabinet. I should make them pay rent.

The toy cabinet my daughter and I so carefully organize and reorganize (quite often) is pretty much full-up. And I know compared to some friends in the comics and animation world, I don’t have a particularly huge collection of knick-knacks, … Continue reading

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Episode 3 of Book Reports!

The third episode of Book Reports is online now. And this time Greta tells us all about Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. But don’t expect it to go as planned. Book Reports is a new series of animated short subjects … Continue reading

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A good point to be at…

It’s always exciting when I see the book taking form in full color. This is a capture from my InDesign file where I import the pages of the book as I work on them in order to see them in layout. This … Continue reading

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I apologize

I am making my amends today to all those people (friends, family, agents, editors) who read my early manuscripts. My Very First Drafts I call them now. And so many people WERE kind enough to read them. Wow. And many … Continue reading

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School Visits

During January I kick off school visits. I do no more than 6 a year and once again they have been a ton of fun. It’s a real privilege to be invited to the schools and meet the students and … Continue reading

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National Book Foundation – one of my favorite authors.

The National Book Awards were recently held and Ursula K. Le Guin was a 2014 Medalist for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Below is a photo from the ceremony (more if you follow the link). Left is T.D. Le Guin, center … Continue reading

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