Category Archives: character design

Samples from ebooks!

Here are some samples from The Boy Who Was Swallowed by a Tiger and The Thing with No Head ebooks which will be out on Apple’s iBookstore in October. They feature a more straight ahead ‘cartoony’ style and give me an … Continue reading

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The eBooks in progress

The ebooks I’m working on have final covers. Now I’m just proofing the interiors again. I’m sure you will be sick of hearing about them by the time they come out in October. But It’s been fun to write, design … Continue reading

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4 pages of something that will probably never be finished

Here are 4 pages from a project that I don’t think I will be finishing. So often a project starts to come together. I write outlines, maybe even a first draft and I try some pages out to see what … Continue reading

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Recycle bins are your friend!

I’ve been cleaning out my studio. And filling the recycle bin. Filling and refilling the recycle bin. Wow. Animation timing sheets and countless reams of old drawings have been collecting dust for too long. I saved a few things and scanned … Continue reading

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Wondering

One in a series of 20. I’d love to have these printed at like 8 feet  wide. Clicking will make it bigger.

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More travel sketches

This is from the tiny sketchbook. Fits in my coat pocket. I’m drawing a fast as I can, lifting the pencil up as little as possible and seeing what happens. This was from two different times in the afternoon. I … Continue reading

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Miles of sketches

Lots of witches in this sketchbook. Witches on my mind. Witches are the subject of the picture book I am starting final art on right now. I’m really excited to do a witch book and this one has plenty of … Continue reading

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