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Potato Chip Science

June 4th, 2010


Workman just published a new activity kit called Potato Chip Science, for which I drew the cover illustration. If you’re looking at the picture thinking “well Brian, your going insane, for that is not a book. It’s a bag of potato chips!” I couldn’t blame you. The packaging is meant to resemble a bag of chips, and in fact the bag is filled with plastic chips (something like those packing peanuts you get in shipping boxes). There is also a book of fun projects one can make with potatoes, as well as some of the materials you would need to do the projects.
Originally I was up for illustrating the entire book, but in the end they asked me to do the cover. Go out and get yourself this kit and spend the weekend making stuff out of potatoes!

New book: Camp Out!

July 14th, 2007

Camp Out!

Two years ago, when I bought a ton of camping stuff and decided that I was going to teach the kids how to fight bears and survive in the wild with only a rubber band, gum, and a box of toothpicks, I went to the book store to find a good book about camping with kids. Surely there was one, right? Wrong. They were all poorly written, were ugly, or the recipes were dull.
So imagine my enthusiasm when a year later I get a call that Workman Publishing was making the very book that I wanted, and they wanted me to draw the funny pictures. I spent most of March and April working on this book called Camp Out!. I’m responsible for the cover and for the seventy-six “funny” illustrations throughout the book (as opposed to the “technical” illustrations that someone else did and that actually show you how to tie the knots and fight the bears and build the tent…).

So, today the kids and Sacha and I were looking for stuff to buy at the local B&N and look what we found in the kids’ section.

You should all run out and buy one (except mom and dad, who get a copy). It is a good book. Even if you don’t camp or have kids. And it’s got funny pictures.