Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This isn't the artwork I had in mind to post yesterday (thank you to everyone who gave their support and 2 cents on the interview!) but I got permission from a client to post sampling of my recent project. These are a few sticker designs I did for one of Dover's Little Sticker Books! It's a mythical beast/holiday sort of theme (sparked by Magpie) and it will be available this winter. Please pick one up if you happen to see it, there are about 20 more stickers in it than what I've shown here ;)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

YAYZ! The nice people at (hi, Irene!) conducted an interview with me and have published it on their awesome site. I admit I felt a little out of place (out-classed too!) being featured with sci-fi/fantasy big dawgs but I found that there's a lot of refreshing variety in the styles of artwork on the site. Win!!!

So I bet you stopped in on my blog to see artwork. And there's been a gap with that for the last month and for many very good, albeit confusing reasons. But I should have something new to post for the end of the week, with any luck and some good time management :D

P.S. - Has everyone received their art books that ordered them? I seem to have confirmed with most people that they made it OK, but if something's up and you're sans Octopus or Pugfish, drop me an email.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

ZOINKS! The lovely ladies of the Chicago Animators forum posted a video interview they did with me. ItalkreallyfastwhenIamnervous.

Thank you guys so much, it was a real pleasure to get to meet you and I am still all giddy that you wanted to talk to me in the first place ^__^;; Please check out their respective art blogs here, here and here!

Also, I received my copy of the children's book that I worked on in the mail the other day, so I thought I would share a few spreads with you guys. It was written by Anne Stratford and it's a semi-autobiographical story about her nephew coping with his father's presence in Iraq as a soldier. It's not as morbid as it sounds, I promise. Should you so desire, the book can be purchased here.

Not much in the way of new art to post as I am still playing catch-up with reality and freelance. Frayed nerves are a way of life, I swear. I will post more goodies as soon as they become available!

Friday, August 01, 2008

I'm gonna add to the mountain of "I'm so tired from the Con!" blog posts out there only to say that it's true. That thing goes by way too fast and takes so much out of you in exchange for INSPIRATION. My experience this year was fantastic, I met a buncha new artists and hugged my old friends, plus I got to experience things on the other side of the tables via the Girls Drawin' Girls booth. We did very well from what I can gather (THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME BY TO SAY HI AND/OR BOUGHT MY BOOKS!!!) and I will do my best to get back to everyone who sent kind emails, shared their cards/books with me and whatnot. Just be patient, I'm still in LA for a few more days to visit friends and test the employment waters here ;)

I will post pics of my sketchbook bounty when I return to San Fran. It is rather large this year - one of the perks of having a book of your own to trade around at the Con ;) Otherwise, highlights of this trip included drawing in other people's sketchbooks (lotsa boobs and PugFish for all!), being pounded by the surf on Venice Beach, regaining my "driving in LA" confidence (wasn't so much fun the last time I tried that 10 years ago) and nearly being clipped by a hot-dogging crop duster on the 5.

I'll check in again soon!