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dogs and cats

July 17th, 2014

I’m working on a LOT of stuff right now. Illustrating the second Frank Einstein book, drawing a picture book that I can write more about this fall, working on another Little Golden Book, illustrating the eighth Ellray Jakes book, as well as preliminary work on several books that I’m writing. There’s not much to post about any of this, yet, but I like teaser images. So here are some details from one of the covers of one my own books that I’m hoping to begin writing and drawing early next year. Got all that?

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Dog Days of School

June 17th, 2014

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Today is publication day of Dog Days of School. This book was written by Kelly DiPucchio and edited by Rotem Moscovich at Disney/Hyperion. Actually, she was the third editor on the book, as I signed on to do this thing way way back in, what, 2007 or 2008 or something like that. Everything Goes came along and took days off the calendar, and then The Boy Who Cried Alien had to get done, and finally last year after completing the third and final Everything Goes book, I took a few months and got this thing done.

And done it is. I love this book. I mean, okay, the illustrations are whatever. I like ’em and I hope you do too. But the book makes me laugh. When I read the script I knew that this was going to be a fun project. Freak Friday, but with a boy and a dog.

Here are some illustrations and sketches from the book. Please enjoy thanks.

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A bunch of thumbnail sketches here. This is the form sketches come in when I first make them, and scan them. It’s the hardest but most important part of the whole process, for me.

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Bell Helmets

June 10th, 2008

While I’m going through this aforementioned redesign and house-cleaning on MrBiggs dot com, I’m finding things under the couch and in corners that I’d forgotten about. For instance, buried on the “Other” page was this cool project I did in 2002-2003 for Bell Helmets. I designed two helmets. One was covered in monkeys (Monkeytown!) and the other was covered in cats and dogs (Raining Cats & Dogs). Now and then I still find people wearing my helmets and I’m always happy when I see that.

Monkeytown and Cats & Dogs helmets