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“Ivy” comes home with 2 literary awards!

“Ivy; Homeless in San Francisco” wins a 2011 Literary Classics Silver Medal and a Bronze Moonbeam Award! I am super psyched to be apart of this project and am glad to see that it is getting the recognition that it deserves. My contribution to this book was in creating the cover image as well as the five black and white interior illustrations.Continue Reading

The Book Launch Party for “Ivy”

Summary: This week was the book launch party for my first published YA Book, Ivy; Homeless in San Francisco published by Reach and Teach, and PM Press. The Event The event was a nice gathering of folks brave enough to wade through the throngs of people who were out celebrating Gay Pride weekend, which inContinue Reading

Light During the Darkest Days

It seems amazing to me, that a year ago (11 months technically) I was jumping for joy at a fresh new prospect of creating two book covers for PM Press. Now, here I am almost a full year later, marveling as the second of those books come to fruition on the printed page. As the New Year approaches, one can’t help but to be struck by the wonderful and timely symmetry that this book represents, if you’ll pardon the pun, it creates a nice book-end to 2010!Continue Reading

Society of Illustrators #53 Submissions

Well, wish me luck, the images have been submitted and the bill has been paid! Now it’s all up to the judges at this year’s Society of Illustrators annual show/ contest to vote on this year’s winners and participants in the 53rd Illustration Annual. For my submissions, I had to balance the cost and theContinue Reading

4 Week Challenge: the Wrap Up

I was happy to dive back in with the 4 Week Challenge, which was focused on creating new images. I wanted to start bringing in more “editorial” type of work and so, wanted to bolster my portfolio with some images. With the week turn around time on the images it seemed like an appropriate effort.Continue Reading

A Brief Flash of Wonder

This week I received my first published book cover! I can honestly say that I have held that book in my hand and looked at it from a whole bunch of different directions, and each time I get a little flash of wonder about the whole thing.Continue Reading

12WC: Week 4: Get to work!

12WC: Week 4: Get to work!

Now we’ve come to the end of week 4 of the 12 week challenge. Arguably, we’ve entered the “fun” part of illustration, making images! Before I move on to the painting, I have to say that part of this challenge for me has been about zeroing in on what I want to do, who I’dContinue Reading

Ol’ #6: A Past Future In The Present

Ol’ #6: A Past Future In The Present

Recently I had the good fortune to paint the cover of Steampunk Tales #6. It so much fun to work in a genre that I really dig. I like to describe Steampunk Tales as a ‘Digi-pulp.’ They are really taking a great format that has propelled so many story tellers and illustrators forward from theContinue Reading

Alien Moon Phases

Alien Moon Phases

You just have to love having creative friends. Recently a friend of mine finished writing a fantasy novel, which is looking for a publisher. In order to create a more positive and appealing property he decided to commission a few pieces of work from me, which I am more than happy to do! The firstContinue Reading

The Un-taping of Bo Diddley