Thursday, December 13, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Chances are that you are already aware of the Robert's Snow: for Cancer Cure Fundraiser. If you don't here's the deal. It's unique way to acquire original art from some of your favorite children's book illustrators and authors while helping to fight cancer. Grace Lin created the fundraiser after writing the book Robert's Snow which was inspired by her husband Robert's battle with Ewing's sarcoma. Selina and I are proud to have each contributed a snowflake for the fundraiser this year. Above is Selina's snowflake and mine can be found lower on the page under Snowflakes and Postcards. The third installment of the auction will begin this Monday December 3rd and ends Friday December 7th 5pm.The snowflakes can be seen here. In addition to our snowflakes you can also bid on snowflakes from some of our friends and other fellow illustrators:
Grace Lin, Mo Willems, Peter Brown, Meghan McCarthy, Jarrett Krosoczka, Dan Santat, Rebecca Doughty, Matt Phelan,Ashley Bryan, Rebecca Guay, Carin Berger, Kelly Murphy, Mark Teague and lots more.
Take a look and hopefully place a bid too!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I just received the f&g's (folds and gathers) for another book I finished work on earlier this year. The book was written by the award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford including the Caldecott Honor/ Coretta Scott King award book Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom.
This is my second book with Henry Holt and with editor, Reka Simenson. They also published Poet Slave.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Check it out! Here are a few images from the book.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Thank you Cheryl!
She recounts how she first found my work and brought it to the attention of Arthur Levine, publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books and editor of Dizzy.
Cheryl also wrote about Selina's snowflake on her blog.
Here are the two images that I had printed on postcards that Cheryl refers to in her blog.
This image is of Lauryn Hill. It also got me the contract to illustrate Powerful Words. At the time I used mostly gouache and tempera.
This image was inspired by the story of the Little Prince. It was painted mostly in oils.
and How We Are Smart. Here's me trying to reaarange my postcards and prints after a gust of wind. My son Isaiah, dressed as a dinosaur, is sacked out in the stroller next to me while his best friend Chloe (the lion) is behind me on the right.
This is Isaiah with another one of his best friends Natalia, daughter of Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender
who are also the authors of My Taxi Ride and My Subway Ride illustrated by Selina. Natalia is Truly Scrumptious dressed up as a doll from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
- R. Gregory Christie website Illustrator of Deaf Musicians · Keep Climbing Girls · Yesterday I had the Blues · Jazz Baby
- Keith DuQuette websiteAuthor and Illustrator of Little Monkey Lost · Cock-A-Doodle Moooo!: A Mixed-Up Menagerie · They Call Me Woolly: What Animal Names Can Tell Us
- Paul Jacobs & Jennifer Swender websiteAuthors of My Subway Ride · Aibyoyo Returns · Deaf Musicians
- Johan Olander websiteAuthor and Illustrator of A Field Guide to Monsters: Googly-Eyed Wart Floppers, Shadow Casters, Toe Eaters, and Other Creatures
Besides us illustrator and authors there will be workshops on making recycled instruments from junk, live music including Slavic Soul Party and Audra Rox and much more fun for the whole family. Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website for more info. http://www.bbg.org/vis2/2007/ghoulsandgourds/
Thursday, October 18, 2007
This was a nice oppurtunity to illustrate a story about a young woman which up to this point I had not and Phillis Wheatley was very fun to draw.I was also drawn to the story because most of it takes place while she is on the way to her exam. It reminded me of growing up and taking long walks to and from school. I loved walking through my home town. One of the amazing things was that one could walk for 30 minutes or more and barely see another person before reaching their destination. I imagined Phillis's walk to be something like this.