August 12, 2010

Sourcebooks Fall 2010 Catalog...

Sourcebooks has a nice two-page spread for The Sea Of Bath in their Fall 2010 Catalog!


I wanted to give a special nod to our family pug, Wally.  We took him on our recent trip.  He's an excellent traveler and has a particular fondness for hotels.  Now I know why Kay Thompson used a pug in Eloise.

Copyright 2006 by the Estate of Kay Thompson.

August 10, 2010

The Odd-Day Sketch Theme Is: SNOW!

digital, Illustrator CS4 in Jeff Snow!  Accomplished artist, musician, and a known connoisseur of chocolate!

August 9, 2010


Okay, so I ran into R2-D2 this morning in a hotel lobby.  He waltzed right up to me burpin' and a chirpin'!  I had this stupid grin that I could not pry off of my face if I tried. This is one of my all-time favorite STAR WARS characters!  He was very humble and polite for a guy who has saved the universe numerous times.


I'm behind on my daily color sketches, but my family and I just returned from a weekend in Carlsbad, California where we had the good fortune to experience LEGO STAR WARS DAYS at LEGOLAND!

STAR WARS is copyright 2010 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.
LEGO is copyright & TM 2010 The LEGO Group.

August 4, 2010

Also On My To-Do List: Skateboard Decks!

digital, Illustrator CS4

I had the pleasure of meeting the "Skateboard Mom", Barb Odanaka a few years back. We were both promoting our books at an area school. Lucky for me, she appeared at the school a day after my visit.  She puts on quite the show apparently!

Through her, I learned of some print houses that will print your design on a skateboard! How cool is that?!  

It's been a while, but maybe someday soon I'll get the chance to reconnect with the Skateboard Mom, talk to some people I know, get them to talk to some people they know, then get the Skateboard Mom to talk to the people she knows, and maybe get some charity-auction-action going!