Friday, January 28, 2011

Movie Doodles: Silent Edition

Been spending some time watching Buster Keaton movies and sketching (all for an upcoming book which I'll talk more about soon). I'm starting at the beginning with the shorts he made with Roscoe Arbuckle. Great, funny stuff. If you were ever curious about what Coney Island was like in 1918, Arbuckle & Keaton, Vol 2 from Kino DVD is the place to go.

Norma Desmond was right. They really did have faces then.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First Board Book!

(Korean edition & printer proof for new board book)

I am extremely excited that my 2007 picture book Very Hairy Bear by the wonderful Alice Schertle will be available in a sturdy board book edition this fall! As the parent of a toddler, I have come to appreciate the genius of the board book format. I've been hoping for my own board book for a long while now. Thanks, Harcourt!

And here's an interior printer proof shot against the current snowy scene outside my studio...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Movie Doodles

Happy Belated New Year! I've been enjoying some down-time since finishing Around the World in December, but everything is revving up now for an exciting 2011. I'll post more about this year's books and plans soon, but in the meantime here are some sketches I made while watching a movie on my laptop.

Since I have a toddler in the house, I like to refer to it as Kick-Bottom.