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"Winter" & New Kid Stuff
"Winter is for Snow" is a book that grew out of a picture. I'd created this image, in a rougher version, as a pro bono Christmas card for a hospice. I sent some cards out as a promo, and Rotem Moskovich at Disney (Hyperion Books) pinned it to her bulliten board- for five years....
New Work
I've been buried in book deadlines, and I've been missing Drawger. It's funny how editors ruminate over layouts and sketches and then everything is due all at once. I'm clear for awhile, so I'll be digging through all the fun posts. The book work has been really fun, but...
Linus is out Today!
My new book, Linus the Vegetarian T-Rex, was released today. I had a lot of fun with this from the character design to the painting... I used a textured background over an ink drawing and layered color on with photoshop. In some of the spreads, I scanned some real plants, and I used special...
Print Sale! School Fundraiser!
  Good Morning! A few weeks ago I proposed that us Drawgers could exchange prints of our work, especially children's book art, for our various charities’ fundraisers. Well, Steve Kroninger, Rob Dunlavey and Leo Espinosa stepped up and contributed signed prints from their books...
Different-ish
As time goes on I like to try different things. Differentish, anyway. It’s a sort of a style drift that keeps things interesting for me.  Lately I’ve rediscovered the pen, and put down the heavy brush line. I’ve always been grounded in line, my major influences being...
Prints for Charity
Dear Drawgers:    I was at my kid's school PTO meeting last week and they were looking for items for the spring silent auction. Signed copies of kid's books are always popular- I get many requests throughout the year. But what's really great is adding a framed,...
Spots and Such
 I do a lot of little spots. As we see more and more publishing going online, small, iconic illustrations are as important as ever to make a clear point and augment the text with color and, hopefully, wit. I've always been a big fan of Stuart Goldenberg's work in the Times. The...
Mazza Museum of Children's Book Art
This last spring I had the pleasure of giving a presentation at the Mazza Museum of International Art from Children’s Books at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. I would have posted this much earlier, but for some reason all of my photos came out blurred - I put the post aside,...
Newspaper Stuff
These are some recent images. Funny- much of my work lately has been for newspapers, the senior medium- and much of it has been for the web, the new(ish) medium. I began my career thirty eight years ago this spring at The New York Times, when I was a senior at Parsons School of Design. My first...
Girls are Pink, Boys are Blue
This is a quick deadline piece that I did for WSJ about Lego's introduction of all pink, girlie crap for girls. Girls are silly, forgetful, fluffy little creatures concerned only with makeup and shopping, didn't you know? That's Lego's actual pitch. I could have made it angrier,...