Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays to you, my friend!

I had some time to make this quick illustration for the holiday season and, of course, I want to share it with you--It's a new style that I've been having a bit of fun experimenting with! :)

See ya next year (I've got some wonderful news to share in the new year so stay tuned), and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! 

 

Roar! Talking to a Titanosaur

It sure has been a crazy (but awesome!) couple of months for me and my illustration work. I haven't even had the time to share all of the cool things that I've been working on, but you can see Bruno, the cute little guy I've created for the American Museum of Natural History's Ology site!

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Lucky, Bruno!  He get's to interview one of the largest dinosaurs ever found, the Titanosaur, that's on exhibit in New York at one of the largest museums in the world.  And yes, it's that pretty cool museum based on the movie, Night at the Museum!

But other than drawing like a maniac, I'm trying to make sure to keep up to date with posting on social media that way I'm not M.I.A for weeks.  :/  So even though its still going to be a busy couple of months ahead, I'm going to try to make sure I post monthly for you guys. :)

 

The Cat's Out of the Bag!

The cat's out of the bag!  

I'm happy to announce of my agreement with Henry Holt Books to illustrate the children's picture book, This is the Dancer, along with the author Michelle Meadows. Yay!!

Okay, well the news has already been out for the past few weeks but I'm happy to share this with you now.  The picture book is a biography of the talented Janet Collins who was regarded as the true, first black ballerina to dance for a classical ballet company during an era when segregation was still legal.  It's scheduled for release in 2018.

The great news is also mentioned in Publishers' Weekly, a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business that also features articles and news on all aspects of the book industry.

I've also got some other great things to share with you soon (like my trip to Ripley, Ohio and some other work I've completed) so stay tuned!

Illustration Friday: Wheels

'Wheels' for this week's Illustration Friday's topic, you say?  Well I got some wheels for you!

Yep, bikes have wheels. 

I also got a cat looking out an apartment window, too, if you didn't notice.  :)

Featured!

For the month of May I will be the featured illustrator on the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's website!  Yay!

In case you didn't know, SCBWI is one of the largest existing non-profit organizations for kid-lit writers and illustrators worldwide.  It is the only professional organization specifically for those who write and/or illustrate for children and young adults in the fields of children's literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. 

So yeah, I'm pretty thrilled to be one of their monthy features as well as to be part of such an awesome organzation.  And if you were interested in learning a bit more, feel free to click the image of the happy babies above.  :)