Monday, March 10, 2008

Last year I had the wonderful experience of illustrating the new series from author Alison McGhee. Alison is a brilliant, moving and funny writer and Julia Gillian and the Art of Knowing was a joy to work on. I loved illustrating the characters and the Minneapolis neighborhood
of Julia Gillians world and did about 75 black and white drawings for the interior. This is the first book in a three book series and will hit the shelves
in June from Scholastic. I had a great time with everyone involved and couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out tho I imagine I'd still be tweeking or redrawing things if it wasn't off to the printer. It always feels like I could have done better but
hey, its on to book two now.
I'll post some artwork after it comes out but heres the cover.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

My pussycat Igor happy we were home again

and more sketches of Cuba

Monday, March 03, 2008

After a hectic first couple of months and incredibly snow filled Toronto Alison and myself managed to get away to
Cuba for week.
Heres some random shots for the week.
We had a great time and the beach was unbelievable.

Alisons birthday dinner