Category Archives: Work in progress

So I want to write a kids book.

I’ve decided to write a book for children, what should it be about, I mean, what kind story and how many swear words can I get away with? As for the swear words, best not have any unless it’s a … Continue reading

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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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Anxiety and cowlicks

Anxiety dogs me. Will anyone like my work, why are my drawings so tight/or too lose? You’d think I’d be a better speller by now, will anyone like my new manuscript, will I need another root canal soon? Much of my anxiety is about work. … Continue reading

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The Good Days

There are a few really good days being a full-time author/illustrator. Getting checks is nice of course. After all, the food doesn’t buy itself. But really the best days are when you get the book you worked on for a … Continue reading

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You can’t go there again.

I’ve been in Minnesota the past two weeks helping move my folks out of the old farmhouse where I grew up. There was plenty of work (have I EVER carried so many boxes?) and plenty of laughs with my siblings, … Continue reading

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We don’t need no education…or do we…

I’m leading a workshop here in Portland in September for the SCBWI focused on picture books. I’ve spoken at SCBWI events in the past on particular issues. Last year at Illustrator’s Day in Los Angeles I spoke about electronic books … Continue reading

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Night Rise

Third in a series of new quick sketches.

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