I am so, so close to finishing Hide & Go Seek-A-Saurus, I can taste it. And what does it taste like you might ask? Like an amazing, victorious PIZZA.
Here are some of the delicious-looking final copy proofs I’ve been circulating for final, final edits to make sure everything is just right:
Even holding these booklet versions is really exciting, so I truly can’t wait to feel the real, live hardcover book (with lovely dust jacket) in my hands. The book releases March 6th! Which is just around the corner. More soon!
Happy Wednesday to you! I’m working on sketching out new pages for my graphic novel work-in-progress Cognito Sanchez: Dive Another Day. Here are some rough sketches of upcoming pages. More pages plus ink and color coming soon!
You can find finished art samples for Cognito Sanchez and other projects on my illustration page. Thanks for taking a look!
I’m not sure if this is cheating, but I’m trying to combine some of my current projects with my daily Inktober work. So, the pages below were created over the course of a couple days, not in one sitting. Is that a requirement? I don’t know. But I am drawing and inking (digitally and/or analog…ly) every day and posting updates (not always here, but on Twitter). And that’s the point, right?
Without further ado – here’s the opening spread of Cognito Sanchez: Dive Another Day.
I’m working on a 32-page origin story for Tom & Gibson. I started with small thumbnails on graph paper, which I’m now fleshing out more in Photoshop.
Once I get the story to flow exactly how I want, I’ll move on to full-page sketches. That’s all for this work-in-progress Wednesday. Have a great week!
I’ve been hard at work on a manuscript and sample art for a 160-page graphic novel. I’m really excited to share the front and back cover with you today!
The idea for this book sprouted from a couple illustrations I did of impostor squirrel several months ago. Since then, it’s grown into a full-blown story with an eclectic cast of characters. Here’s the pitch:
JAMES BOND meets MADAGASCAR with a mockumentary twist in COGNITO SANCHEZ – a graphic novel series for kids ages 8 to 12.
I’m taking this illustration with me to SCBWI’s Wild Wild Midwest Conference this weekend. I can’t wait to hang out with my fellow writer and illustrator friends and soak up more industry knowledge. I’m on the hook to write a conference recap post for the SCBWI-Wisconsin Chapter’s blog, so more on the conference coming soon!
Reintroducing…. Impostor Squirrel! You may recall Impostor Squirrel from his black & white debuts here and here.
In other news, I’ve learned that both impostor and imposter are acceptable spellings. However, the consensus (based solely on a quick Google search) seems to be that impostor is more widely used and thus more preferable. Words with two accepted spellings make me feel weird… like I’m not 100% correct either way. Feel free to voice your preferred spelling in the comments below. 🙂
I’ve been working on more portfolio updates. Here is an example of a full spread illustration for my story Run, Cheetah, Run! Click on the image below for an enlarged view. Thanks for taking a look. 🙂
The SCBWI Draw This! June art prompt is Bounce. This one little word inspired me to depict the joys and perils of being a tambourine-loving ninja.
Thanks to a scary story about sea spiders, Alfred Von Octopod has quite a bad case of the tentacle tangles. Maybe you could calm him down with a nice story about seahorses?