Wednesday, October 28, 2009

the big sibling book

The Big Sibling Book, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal hit stores this month, and I just got my copies in the mail. While finishing up my thesis at SVA this Spring, I created a series of over 100 spot and sticker illustrations for the interior. Published by Potter Style (a division of Random House) Big Sibling is a write-in album for a child to record milestones in the life of his or her newborn sibling. ( gave it a very nice review this week.)

All the sales materials were released before I was brought in, so you won't see my work on Amazon or the other online vendors, but the images here give you a pretty good sense of my part. The palette was changed sometime after I turned in my final art, so while not exactly what I'd intended, the overall packaging of the book is very nice. Maybe next time, I'll get a stab at a cover.

Monday, October 26, 2009

extreme secrecy no longer!

At long last, the broadcast date for that home makeover show featuring my artwork has been revealed! Tune into your local ABC station on the evening of Sunday, November 8th, at 8 PM EST. My contact tells me they spent more time in "my" room than the other kids' rooms...which probably means a few seconds, so watch carefully! I created a wall mural, and several smaller framed animal portraits for a one-year-old's nursery.

Friday, October 23, 2009

new work on the web

In addition to my fake fiction series, I’ve been working on a bunch of new, issue-driven editorial pieces which I’ve just posted to my website.

Speaking of fake fiction....

Has anyone out there been tossing around titles for your own great American novel? If so, send them to me, and I’ll illustrate a virtual book cover. (You are not required to have written a single word of said novel. ;>) The titles I’ve been working with these last few months are taken from various readings or conversations that have inspired me visually. It has been lots of fun for me—I hope that shows in the work.

And stay tuned....

I am told that in early November, the episode of a home makeover TV program featuring my work will be broadcast. Specifics to come in a future posting.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

artafacta: nicotinta

We're up to the letter "N" with this month’s Spanish word mash up: “nicotinta.” (And you know how I feel about smoking.) You can see the entire fanzine and interpretations by other artists at the artafacta website. A few of my favorites are by Joan Negrescolor, Milan Rubino, Oscar Ángel Rey, and especially Pep Boatella. Simply gorgeous!

Monday, October 12, 2009

a (very short) collaboration

My 13 year-old nephew and I collaborated on our first animated short (very short) last evening. While he was director, producer and screenwriter, my primary role was facilitator/key grip. You can view it here. Be sure to have your sound on. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MORE in the playground

As you can see, my obsession with letterplayground continues!