Category Archives: writing fiction

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 weather

This is the time of year where Oregon tests you. If you don’t have the ability to run off for sunnier environments (which is like everywhere else in the solar system except perhaps Neptune…actually I bet Neptune is nicer this time of … Continue reading

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My new Self Help book for 2017.

(please note this was written with more than a bit of irony and sarcasm…) If there is anyone unqualified to write a ‘Self Help’ book, it is me. Therefore, in the spirit of the times, I will do exactly that. Being … Continue reading

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“Pick one and get it done.”

This post is about how you get something done. And that does sound silly now that I commit it to the screen. But it’s a big issue. I have three projects right now and they are all fighting it out in … 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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Distractions

I rearranged the studio and I’m ready to work again. Sounds silly but sometimes you just have to change things up where you work. And as I work from home I spend a LOT of time in this one room. … Continue reading

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Letters from the Oregon Arctic

8 days and counting since last I saw the green of grass. It’s like Minnesota took a family vacation to the West Coast and won’t leave. Actually how many days has this actual winter grounded Portland metro? How much school … Continue reading

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