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Dilly this Dally that

It’s out. My new book Dilly Dally Daisy is out and ready to run around Ten years in the making, millions of hours of work, tens of thousands of extras – wait. None of that is true. But the dilly-dallying … Continue reading

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Dilly Dallying isn’t all bad.

While my new book is inspired by my daughter and her friend, I too have a tendency to dilly dally. This blog is a fine example. “Hey, I could be revising a manuscript or finishing my illustrations … how ’bout I write something for the blog … Continue reading

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What are my picture books about?

Sometimes I write the books I illustrate. I was recently asked what I write about when I develop a picture book. What do I concentrate on? What are my ‘themes’? I hadn’t really thought of it that way. I usually have … Continue reading

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Dilly Dally Daisy

An advanced copy of my new book arrived! Dilly Dally Daisy is a new picture book I wrote and illustrated. Having an advance copy arrive will make for a much better week. The end papers have Daisy in many different hats. As … Continue reading

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The Great Thanksgiving Escape – Almost Ready to Escape!

I updated my website with info about my next book, The Great Thanksgiving Escape, which escapes in September from dank, dark warehouses. It’s a Thanksgiving story. I hope the title didn’t give that away. The first review ran for it … Continue reading

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Grateful I have recycling bins.

A few more rescue scans of stuff headed to the recycle bins. I often really like a small, quick sketches on a page of a sketch book. Sometimes it wasn’t even the focus of what I was doing on that page. … Continue reading

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Where do your ideas come from?

One of the most common questions an author, cartoonist or illustrator receives is, ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ This is somewhat straightforward to answer when you are contracted to illustrate a manuscript. I literally was handed a story to illustrate. … Continue reading

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