The Floor is Lava!

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The Floor is Lava by Sheri Roloff

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New comic pages for Cognito Sanchez

Children's Books, Illustration, Writing

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!

Cognito Sanchez_Page 14 by Sheri RoloffCognito Sanchez_Page 15 by Sheri RoloffCognito Sanchez_Page 16 by Sheri Roloff

You can find finished art samples for Cognito Sanchez and other projects on my illustration page. Thanks for taking a look!

Inktober Day 4

Children's Books, Illustration, Inktober

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.

Cognito Sanchez page 2 by Sheri Roloff

Cognito Sanchez page 3 by Sheri Roloff

In-progress: Tom & Gibson storyboard

Children's Books, Illustration, Uncategorized

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.

In-progress storyboards for Tom & Gibson by Sheri Roloff

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!

Cognito Sanchez: Dive Another Day – Cover Concept Reveal!

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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!

Cognito Sanchez: Dive Another Day by Sheri Roloff

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!

Impostor Squirrel Returns… in color!

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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. 🙂

Squirrel Impostor of the Air by Sheri Roloff

Squirrel Impostor of the Sea by Sheri Roloff

Run, Cheetah, Run! — New Illustration Sample

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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. 🙂

Run, Cheetah, Run! by Sheri Roloff

Wacky Wednesday Post #13: Noisy Ninja Bounces Back

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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.

Noisy Ninja Bounces Back by Sheri Roloff

 

Wacky Wednesday Post #11: A Bad Case of the Tentacle Tangles

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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?Alfred Von Octopod by Sheri Roloff