Category Archives: kids books

My first picture book, inspired by the movie Jaws?

I suspect the black marker treatment was added long after I had finished the book. This is the first book I remember making. I have a fairly clear memory of writing and drawing this on the front porch during the summer. Of course, … Continue reading

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Not the right barbarians

Once a book is finished all my digital art files – get filed. I archive them and usually throw out all of the older drawings and roughs. With Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians I had about 50GB of files. Which is … Continue reading

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Barbarian Review

A great review for Great Now We’ve Got Barbarians from Kid Lit Reviews! You can read it all by clicking here, but I’ll post the summation below. “Jason Carter Eaton (How to Train a Train [reviewed here], How to Track a Truck [reviewed here], … Continue reading

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Nice collection of poems for young readers

Ten of the best poems for children What are the best children’s poems in all of English literature? Every reader will have their own firm favourites that bring back fond memories of those carefree and innocent days, but we’ve tried … Continue reading

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A mysterious knock on the front door on a dreary winter’s day

Once again, a mysterious knock on the door. A box was left in the cold light of winter. For me?   Yes. From an oddly named conglomerate featuring random penguins. Just as I’m about to open the box a visitor … Continue reading

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No art there yet…

I just saw this listing for Giant Pants on Amazon, a picture book to be released in October of 2017. No art there yet, but I know a great deal about this book. I wrote the first draft almost 10 years … Continue reading

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It’s not the weather, it’s the Barbarians

I’m going to stop writing about the weather. I mean really, isn’t there anything else I’d like to write about? Anything? Nothing!? Oh yeah, there is a certain something that occupies a lot of my mind right now, but I … Continue reading

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