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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

My friend Barb just sent these over from the Bala Cynwyd (PA) library. If you didn’t already know, Brownie & Pearl Step Out is out and about and available at a fine and lovely bookstore (or library) near you.

Brownie & Pearl and friend at the library

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Look what UPS brought today from my editor at Simon & Schuster!
January 5 is the release date…

teaser...
Update: Wilson wanted to read it before he started his homework.
reading Brownie & Pearl...

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Last week I made this illustration for the July 2009 issue of Nickelodeon Magazine. The story is something along the lines of questions people wanted to ask. The question illustrated herein is “when will we take vacations in space?”
The answer, as we all know, is the year 2023. Probably sometime around late April.
And if you haven’t tried it already, you should spend a couple of days drawing rocket ships and planets like I did. It’s way fun.

Space Vacation

Update: here is the illustration in the magazine.

Space Vacations illustration in Nick Mag

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

This is me reading at the Philadelphia Library Festival over this last weekend and for some reason the picture just makes me laugh.

I'm the one on the left.

I'm the one on the left.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Hey, more virtual press!
Maura Cluthe, aka Fragmented on Flickr, has a blog on which she occasionally posts collections of robots she finds and likes. Some of mine were lucky enough to make it onto her site today.

Maura makes some coolio robots herself in her coolio studio in Kansas City. Check out her work here and here. Thanks Maura!

My robots written about.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

A mysterious box from my childrens book agent arrived yesterday, filled with copies of One Beastly Beast, the book I illustrated in 2006, written by Garth Nix. The odd thing was that this is the Japanese edition. I didn’t know there was going to be a Japanese edition.
I’ve spent a lot of time and probably more money at Kinokuniya, the fantastic book store in Manhattan, and I’ve always loved the way Japanese design and books look. The vertical text, the use of color and surface, and even the paper stock. This edition nailed all of the above. I just love it.
It will likely be difficult to find the Japanese version around these parts, but you can still get the USA version pretty easily. Enjoy.

Beastly Beast Japan cover
Beastly Beast Japan title
Beastly Beast Japan interior3
Beastly Beast Japan interior1
Beastly Beast Japan interior2
Beastly Beast Japan interior4

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

The article for Wired’s website mentioned earlier has been translated and rejiggered for some websites in other locales. Namely Brazil and Japan. The iPhone pictures on my Flickr page got an enormous amount of traffic yesterday so I checked my stats to see why. Apparently, this is the reason.
wired article in japan

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

distorted Waikiki

Well this is different. In a certain career move that has nothing at all to do with childrens books or illustration I was asked to write a small piece for Wired.com’s how-to wiki. Michael Calore, the section’s editor, asked me to explain how I got my iPhone to take these twisty distorted photos that I have on my Flickr page.
And just so everyone knows, I’m also available to write articles on getting the most out of pocket calculators and electric pencil sharpeners.

Here’s the link.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Roscoe Riley at Children's Book World

Finally found one of the Roscoe display cases that I had heard about. Barnes & Noble and Borders didn’t have them, and in fact all these big stores I’ve visited had only one copy of each book in their shelves. For having such an influence over the design and marketing, you’d hope they’d put their money where their mouth is. But bless Hannah and Heather and Sarah at CBW in Haverford. They had dozens of Roscoe books and this nice display, and Hannah says she’s sold lots of books. Woo!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Thanks to all y’all whom came out and braved the crowd and my tedium at the Philadelphia Book Festival this last weekend. It was grand. I followed a really good guitar-player and then I was followed by Gordon from Sesame Street, so what did I do? I talked about Photoshop! Woo!
Below are photos of me in front of the awesome banner they made with my tree on it, Adam Rex and me with Gordon (cool!), our friend Owen dancing while I waxed about a certain piece of software, a banner using stuff I made, among others.

Philadelphia Book Festival
Philadelphia Book Festival
Adam Rex and Gordon from Sesame Street
Philadelphia Book Festival