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I’m really excited to announce my new children’s book, M is for Mutt and Other Tails. It is an alphabet book, with each letter representing a different dog breed. (And some very fun text written by my friend, Ian Samuels.) I will be premiering the book at the Alternative Press Expo this weekend in San Francisco. I will be in the back corner, Table 651. Come on by and pick up a copy!

Here’s a sampling of some of the pages:

After APE I will try to put some copies up for sale online! 

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I am very excited to announce the release of my first children’s book! I was contact last year by Little Brown Books, who was working in association with Universal Pictures to develop a few different kids books for their upcoming movie HOP. I was happy to hear that they were interested in having me illustrate a 24 page,  full color, 8×8″ paperback for them. The story was a lot of fun to work with, and it was also a delight to illustrate characters designed by one of my favorites, Peter de Seve.

I’m not exactly sure where the book is available…I’ve heard it’s at Target and I know you can get it on Amazon here: Hop: Chicks Versus Bunnies

It even comes with punch-out easter egg stands! Fun for the whole family this Easter! Haha. I’m really not sure how much I can post of the inside of the book at this point, so for now here is an early sketch of the cover I did:

And the HOP trailer, for anyone interested:

I’m happy to present my piece for a new ABC book project for Tools for Schools Africa. A while back I was invited to participate by friend and illustrator Mike Boldt. I was intrigued to see that I got the letter “X” and had fun researching xylophones in true Ghanian style. (Did you know that xylophones were invented independently in both Africa and Asia?) All the pieces should eventually show up on the blog Mike has set up. (I love Alina Chau’s piece!)

I don’t usually post too much process stuff, but it might be fun for people to see:

First step: Rough sketch!

 

Step 2: This is where I decided to add a background, change the poses a bit, and start tweaking composition so your eye flows in a more circular direction.

 

Step 3: Laying in the background, working with my line sketch laid lightly on top and some palette ideas too.

Final piece! (After lots of painting, erasing, thinking I’m a fraud, and other artistic crises.)

 

 

This is a fake “Little Golden Book” that I just finished for my friend, Ian Samuels. He’s a grad student in the directing program at CalArts and this picture/book will be used as an important prop in a film he’s shooting this term. I will link to the final film when it’s ready for viewing! (I do think the toad is quite poised, yes?)

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27, Bay Area, artist. I love books, drawing, and dogs. Full time gig as a Lead Artist at Kabam in San Francisco.

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