Category Archives: picture books

See you in February!

If you’ve ever heard me speak at a conference you probably heard me recite this quote. And i’m not a huge ‘quote guy’. But This applies to every creative endeavor equally including writing and illustrating picture books. “I can’t tell … Continue reading

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Great Review for Great Barbarians.

Reading a review of ones work is an interesting dilemma. Sometimes reading a review can make you feel great and sometimes it can ruin your day/week/month and cause you to wonder why you didn’t go to law school. I try to … Continue reading

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Great, Now We’ve Got More Posts on Barbarians!

Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians is on the loose!  I should add Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians is a picture book and it’s available to be bought and traded and sold and bartered with as of today. How ’bout those cute … Continue reading

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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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Oregon SCBWI event. Chickens invited.

For those of you who don’t know about the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators it is one of only two ‘professional’ organizations I belong to. I don’t count my Safeway ‘club card’ BTW. Or maybe it’s one of … 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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Revisions

Revisions. It’s been said here before and I’ll say it again in the future that revisions are a big part of your job if you are working in the commercial arts. There is an illusion that while working on a book you … Continue reading

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