Thursday, July 14, 2016

did you get one?

If not, then you're not on my mailing list!  Shoot me an email and I'll be sure you get this postcard and all future mailings.

This postcard featured two images from "Goodnight, Good Dog", written by Mary Lyn Ray and published this past November by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Illustration Friday with my new Wacom tablet...

Two new developments:

1.  I bought a Wacom tablet and am having a really good time discovering all that it can do — it's truly amazing.  I've been able to replicate my painterly style digitally — and am excited to explore how it will effect my work going forward ... to be able to "save as" or "Command-Z"... to work in layers... I think it will really free me up — I'll be able to explore options and be braver with my choices going forward.  YAY — it's exciting.

2.  I'm going to start submitting illustrations to the Illustration Friday blog... starting today... here's my first one — the theme this week is "TORNADO" — I did a quick pencil sketch last night, scanned it, then did a quick digital sketch over it.  I was glad to discover that sketching w/my Wacom looks just as natural as if I used a pen or marker... FUN!!!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A thrill...

It was a thrill to see a review of "Goodnight, Good Dog" in yesterday's Boston Globe... a link to the online review is here and the pic below shows how it looked printed in the paper.  Thank you Nicole Lamay for the nice review!!

Monday, November 16, 2015


Goodnight, Good Dog is in bookstores!!  I spotted it this past weekend... shelved right at eye level smack dab in the center of the picture book section at Jabberwocky in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  Yay!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thank you Chicago Tribune!

A very nice review in the Chicago Tribune today!  Click here to link to the article.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

New book coming out November 10, 2015!

Be on the lookout November 10th, 2015 — that is the release date of Goodnight, Good Dog — a bedtime picture book written by Mary Lyn Ray, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and illustrated by moi.  It was a joy to work on.

It's been getting some great early buzz — both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly gave it starred reviews! 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Maurice Sendak

I just listened to an NPR Fresh Air interview that Terry Gross did w/Maurice Sendak on September 20th 2011 — wow — that's all I can say...  here's the link