Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Book (Jacket) Review

Thanks to Kevin Gosa for alerting me to this review at The New Yorker's website of my Cooking Dirty jacket. I've never seen a book jacket reviewed without an actual review of the content inside. Thanks for noticing, New Yorker!

Canoes and Maps

A small map for Scouting Magazine about canoeing in the Adirondack Mountains. I also just finished a larger project I'm going to post later today as well.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Sun is Hot

Money magazine tells us that we should water our grass in the summer- or it will turn brown. Slow news week.

Monday, June 15, 2009

More bling...

Ok, I promise this is the last post about book awards- but I got this in the mail the day after I got the Comstock Award stickers. Junior Library Guild selected the Abe Lincoln book as a part of its 2008-2009 selection list. But, what is better than a sticker? A lapel pin! So, if next time you see me- please count my pieces of flair.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Comstock Book Award

I got this fun letter in the mail wednesday- Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek won the Comstock Award, administered by Minnesota State University. Even more fun is the roll of gold stickers they sent. Now I can carry these around and affix them to my books when I see them in the remainder bins at Borders. Many thanks to the committee for selecting our book!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Late Night Fight

Here is a fast turnaround piece I just finished for the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly, about the Late Night 6-way ratings horse race.

Those of you following my Twitter feed may be aware of some of the mid-drawing hysteria not mentioned here.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Drawing In Church- 6/7

I always draw more in my sketchbook (read: procrastinate) when I'm on a big deadline. It is one of those odd behaviors I see in many illustrators, and I try to tell my students about- good work creates other good work. Freedom from deadlines does not always make for better drawings... 

Friday, June 05, 2009

Gold Medal!

The new 3x3 Illustration Annual has awarded a Gold Medal to a recent favorite, "Insurance Myths", as well as Distinguished Merit to both "The Best of Times" and "WOE!"...also accepted was the "Sex and the City Marathon" drawing from Entertainment Weekly. Thanks to the jury and 3x3!