Monday, September 24, 2012

something Mia said the other day.

Friday, September 21, 2012

I was just digging through some old files and found these, my first pass on what i thought "Skeleton Cat" might look like. I originally envisioned him as a kind of scruffy older Scatman Crothers type character who loved to drum on trash and would get shoes hurled at him, a little insight into the behind the scenes of illustrating a picture book: the date on the file said 4/30/09 as in 2009 and that book just came out in July that's almost 4 years from initial sketches to "on the shelf".

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dear Game of Thrones TV show, if you weren't sure what Khal Drogo and Dany looked like why didn't you just ask? Khal Drogo does not wear maskara or get Brazilians and Dany is 13 and a waif. Happy to help!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Another New York moment, Mia discovers bones.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Last Friday I went to the Cererity Troika Charter School in Eagle Rock LA to do a reading of SKELETON CAT and draw pictures with the kids for a few hours. It was super fun!! Here are a couple pictures of me reading and some of the kids' drawings. I met some really talented and imaginative kids who all came up with great ideas for more books about cats, i'll try to draw one of my favorite ideas a little later and post it. Thanks to the school for having me over, it was a great time!
Tomorrow is the release date for "Oh, Nuts!" written by the hugely talented and very popular Tammi Sauer and illustrated by me. Check out this trailer with fantastic original music composed and performed by the incredible Mike Stern and animated by the astounding Joel Trussell. i love it more every time i watch it, be sure to have the sound up!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The moment they found out.
5 days

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Still working through some New York sketches. Here's Mia making friends wherever she goes.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

And with his advance from "Oh, Nuts!" Bob went ahead and got that Bret Michaels makeover he's been wanting.
Also preparing for his Sept. 18th debut in "Oh, Nuts!" Blinky has been working on his 6 pack.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I'm brave.