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Brownie & Pearl: The End

August 21st, 2012 | 3 Comments

Eight Brownie and Pearls

Back in 1954 2008 I began working on a series of books written by Cynthia Rylant about a little girl and her cat called Brownie & Pearl. After drawing the pictures for Shredderman and Roscoe Riley, doing a project like this seemed like a longshot, a fluke, and a relief, frankly. I was kind of tired of the snarky grade-school boy thing and it was fun to get going on a project that could bring out the cute in me. I have a lot of cute in me by the way.
The eighth and final book in the series, Brownie & Pearl Make Good, was published on August 14 and the series has wrapped itself up. Cynthia sent me a really sweet box of cookies and a nice note, and little girls all over America can go cry in their tea cups. My editor, Andrea Welch, and I had a little commiseration when the illustrations were done. We’d been thinking of patterns and colors and cuteness for four years and with any long project, it was weird to say goodbye.
You can find Brownie & Pearl Make Good and the entire Brownie & Pearl series here:



Brownie & Pearl Make Good on Indiebound

Eight Brownie and Pearls


  1. Laurie says:

    a boxed set would be cool – and paperdolls, and coloring books, and an animated series… 🙂

    I’ll have to set about getting all of them for the wee one.

  2. Fraga Comics says:

    Wonderful! I love this books!
    Oh, man! Your style is “la neta del planeta”
    I mean, the better best.

    : )

  3. […] Brownie and Pearl Make Good is ideal for emerging readers, and I’m going out to buy all eight for the library’s kindergarten collection. (They also look super cute with all of the spines lined up in a row. See?) […]

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