Ellray Jakes

Ellray Jakes began as a character in Sally Warner’s Emma series. Ellray is the shortest kid in his class and one of the few African-American kids in his San Diego-area school. I began by drawing the covers, while the interiors were drawn by another illustrator. For book four, I was asked to draw the entire book. The series currently has eight titles. I’m currently working on the ninth and final EllRay Jakes book, Ellray Jakes Stands Tall. It’ll be published sometime in 2015.

Here is the Ellray page on the Penguin Randomhouse website

Ellray covers

Ellray interior

Ellray interior

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