Category Archives: books

Bookstores are dead. Long live bookstores.

Amazon opening brick and mortar book stores? From the article in the LA Times: “When you ask Amazon, they will simply reply “no comment” to the rumors that they’re planning to open 300 to 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores. But is that … Continue reading

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A short documentary about…

This is a short documentary about how my career in picture books came about. It was made by filmmaker John Hull. John is working on a series on short docs on various creative pursuits that turn into careers. And I am the … Continue reading

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Where is that book?

I was in the middle of finishing a painting this morning and suddenly I decide – for inspiration – I need to look at a particular artists work. I set out to grab the book I have with his work. I know I had … Continue reading

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Cover up!

I’m just finishing the cover on the first picture book I wrote and illustrated. It will be out in the autumn of 2014 from Candlewick Press. Let me say this about book covers – they are the toughest element in … Continue reading

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Find the Green Bean!

Great  piece in Publisher’s Weekly on how indy bookstores are having scavenger hunts during the summer. And how one bookstore has kids searching for Green Beans. Especially the ones with mustaches! Click here to read it. Of course you ALL know … Continue reading

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Little book, big book, book friends…

I am in no way an expert on the history of books that are small in size, but I have collected quite a few through the years. I don’t know why…I just realized that I have several boxes of some … Continue reading

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How many books can a bookchuck chuck if a bookchuck…

Here’s an update on my book-letting. Two months ago I wrote about my need to get rid of books. That perhaps being buried alive by books in my studio isn’t the way I want to go…though honestly, it’s not a … Continue reading

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