Julie over at Kirkus asked me a few questions last week, and I gave her answers. These were written before the election on Tuesday, and my feelings about the series and about our responsibilities and as parents and adults are even stronger now, two days after watching this unmitigated disaster take place. The world I want my kids (all kids) to grow up in is a different one than this new president represents. Maybe you feel differently about the events than I do. And that's fine. If so, don't gripe at me here about it. Go make a children's book.
the news section
By "news" of course, we mean that which is new. Information, projects, ideas, that sort of thing. Maybe sometimes now and then you might find the "recent" and occasionally something quite "old" might find its way on to these pages. Possibly it could be in the form of an illustration, or perhaps I"m just behind the curve in some way. Enjoy.
I'm an Architect
November 10, 2016 | bookmark | Leave a Comment
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Bush vs Gore
Back in the year 2000, I was asked to design two alternate covers for Philadelphia Weekly's election issue. This issue would go to print on Tuesday night election night, and be in newsstands on Wednesday morning. One was to depict Bush winning (note the family car on its way to Canada) and the other would show Gore (the marching band with the guilty Nader voter). I recall being on the phone that afternoon with the art director, Jeff Cox, and him telling me the fear was that we'd get to midnight and still not know.
Well, most of us remember how that turned out. I woke up the next day hungover from the late night Florida surprise to find this third cover in the newspaper boxes around town. Jeff had to throw it together in 15 minutes when it was clear that the election wasn't over. I remember being bummed that my cover would never see the light of day, and thinking that elections couldn't ever get any worse than that one, and now the whole thing just seems so quaint.
I'm with Her.
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Tinyville Town Day
September 6, 2016 | bookmark | Leave a Comment
In the publishing business, books have birthdays, and today is Tinyville Town's. The series is officially "published" today, and you can ostensibly get it in your local favorite bookstore. I'm hoping this series has a lot of book birthdays over the next several years.
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Book Release Party
September 1, 2016 | bookmark | Leave a Comment
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Greetings from Tinyville Town
August 31, 2016 | bookmark | Leave a Comment
The series debuts in a week, on September 6. Abrams asked me to use the little Time-lapse video I made last year when I drew the cover of Gets to Work. I tacked on some bumpers and branding, and changed the soundtrack.
So here's that.
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Tinyville Town gets some Society love
Received an email this morning that Tinyville Town Gets to Work got into the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. I'd forgotten to enter the show entirely this year (I know, how do I even make a living at this?) but Abrams entered the book for me, and it was one of three Abrams books that was selected. I couldn't be happier.
My books have been in a few times in the past. The first two Everything Goes books got in, as did the fourth Brownie & Pearl book and The Boy Who Cried Alien. It's been a few years for me, however, and it just makes my week that Gets to Work will be at the show in October.
We have to choose one spread to hang. These are my favorites. Thoughts? (click to enlarge)