Episode 29: Windows
Every year when I enter a hand full of drawings into American Illustration (one of the illustration industry’s award annuals) I assume I won’t get in. With some 9000 entries, it probably has the lowest odds in the illustration award biz. Thrilled to somehow have six images in the new annual, American Illustration 33. Even better is the range that was selected: an image from my upcoming kids book “Shooting at the Stars,” drawings in my church sketchbook and a mostly typographic book jacket. Thanks to Mark Heflin and the jury at AI!
New book jacket for Penguin Books, the second book I’ve done for Andrea Camilleri’s series set in a 19th Century Italian town. (Imagine a Garrison Keillor novel set in Sicily).
A drawing from this week in my church sketchbook. Jesus heals the leper.
(This week a reporter and photographer from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch were shadowing me during the process on this one… research for a future article about my drawings in service. A bizarre feeling to put this very personal practice under a microscope. As you may have guessed, not every one of my drawings during church is a keeper- so was glad I got one I liked from it.)
Episode 28: Nature
I’ll be in the upcoming issue of Nobrow 9
Meet Sven, The Terrible Ship-Builder
Ever since I wrote a book for children about the fiery abolitionist John Brown, I’ve been hearing from students and teachers who have enjoyed the book and the issues it brings up. But THIS is some of the my favorite John Brown stuff ever…! From Mr. Taylor’s 7th and 8th grade social studies class at Los Olivos Elementary School.
Truly, this is the reason why I write for young people. Thanks Mr. Taylor!
So happy to finally release the cover art for Hook’s Revenge, author Heidi Schulz’s debut novel. The book follows the adventures of Captain Hook’s daughter, Jocelyn, who is out to avenge her father’s death. I’m also working on five full interior illustrations- more to come! Happy to have my name on the cover of this delightful book.