Thursday, October 30, 2008

Book Signing Party!

Just wanted to tell all in the Greater Philadelphia Area (yay, Phillies!) that next Friday night (11/7) is the 17th Annual Local Author and Illustrator Night at the wonderful Children's Book World in Haverford. This event is the book world equivalent of stuffing clowns into a tiny car but it sure is fun. Check out the list of attendees:

Marc Aronson, Gene Barretta, Alix Berenzy, Jennifer Bryant, Mimi Chapra, Michael Dooling, Ponder Goembel, Vivian Grey, Berit Haar, Lee Harper, Jeffry Johnston, Beth Kephart, Joe Kukla, Donna Jo Napoli, Jeannine Norris, Lisa Papp, Robert Papp, Judy Lalli, E. B. Lewis, Bob Mcleod, Kathye Petrie, Wendy Pfeffer, Matt Phelan, Deborah Kogan Ray, Adam Rex, Mark Rogalski, Roger Roth, Charles Santore, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Viau, and David Wiesner

The list is subject to change, but any way you look at it, it might be the the biggest one-stop book signing soiree this side of the ALA convention. Plus, there will be snacks. Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Here are the quick sketches I made as I worked out IF: Late. As it often happens, I like the thumbnail sketch better. Oh well.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

IF: Strings

I'm attempting to take the next four Illustration Friday topics and give them a spooky spin. Tis the season, after all.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Blog Love

A big thank you to Erik Brooks for including me in the I Love Your Blog thingy that's spreading around the blogosphere. I first saw Erik's work (and I guess he saw mine) last year when I was a weekly participant in the Illustration Friday challenge (all 52 are in my 2007 archives). So, in addition to Erik's great blog, I'll now point you to 5 other blogs that I discovered through IF and continue to check out regularly...

It's a Whimsical Life


Eric Orchard

Middle of Nowhere

Artista Blog

Go! Look!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Looking for Character

Just a quick sketch...trying to get a personality down.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the SCBWI Fall Philly event! I had a great time and it was really nice to meet so many folks. I'm aiming to add more stuff to the blog in the next few weeks...until then, here's an interview with me from a cool Philly blog that I somehow missed when it first appeared.