This is another project that is currently making the rounds.  It’s called JUMP.  I use watercolor and dark pencil to color, shade, and line the images.  Then I scan everything into the computer, piece by piece, and assemble the illustration digitally.


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It’s Almost Time for THE SIMPLES

April 8th is coming!  That’s the book birthday for my fourth picture book THE SIMPLES LOVE A PICNIC.   But this book is special because it’s my first book with HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT and I couldn’t be happier about it!


Here’s the trailer. Enjoy!


Bad Balloon

I’ve been playing around with different illustration styles because not everyone loves collage and I can do different things.

These illustrations are from a project my agent is shopping around called BAD BALLOON.  This naughty fellow is done in watercolor with a loose ink line drawn with my very old, crusty quill pen.  I really enjoy the scratchy line it produces.

Bad Balloon is very naughty.

Bad Balloon was bad.

He was so bad he loved to torment everyone he saw.


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