Last month I was hired to create some illustrations for an infographic for Horizon Organics. This infographic is part of Horizon’s Toolbox for Moms on their Facebook Fan Page, which is now live. Head over and “Like” their page to see the Toolbox in action. My illustration is under “Videos & More.”
I worked on this with Room 214, a great social media agency in Boulder, CO that was really great to work with.
These yummy postcards and business cards showed up at my door yesterday! I’m still waiting on envelopes to start putting my mailing together, but I’m so excited to get them out. This is the first time I designed the artwork specifically as a promotional mailer and I am very proud of the results.
And yes, those are real chocolate fingerprints that I made myself. Sometimes you have to suffer for your art.
Yesterday I came home to a package I had been eagerly awaiting: Simon Wild’s children’s book, Fantastical Flying Machines (written by Timothy Knapman and published by Macmillan children’s books). As if the book itself wasn’t enough, Simon also signed my copy. I hope he doesn’t mind, but my pictures came out fuzzy so I grabbed this shot from his website.
Simon is such an incredibly talented illustrator and he should be doing more children’s books, for sure. His sense of color and action is astounding. Even as an adult, I had a blast flipping through this book.
Simon is also a part of The Mighty Pencil with me and some other amazing illustrators. Check out the site for more work from him and a talent-heavy roster of artists. Here is a Tumblr post by Ben the Illustrator explaining a little more about the group and it’s beginnings.
A couple of months ago I was commissioned by CARSON magazine to do some illustrations for an article on Hollywood Bad Girls. They wanted basic portraits so I thought mug shots would be a great way to tie them all together. Drawing celebrities is definitely not my specialty but it was a fun challenge. The issue is out now, so check it out!
This piece started out as a random sketch of the cutest little girl I saw in the LaGuardia airport this summer. Once I was home I finished up the drawing and voila! A nice, new children’s illustration. I think I may use this piece as a fall mailer.
Don’t those cookies look swell? It’s making me want to do some baking this afternoon.
Detention is a spooky, all-ages comic about a boy sent to a mysterious detention room. Recalling the tales of Franz Kakfa and the original Twilight Zone series, Detention will chill any kid to the bone.
And it is available now as an ebook over at The Illustrated Section! Below is a little wordless sneak peek to help whet your comics appetite. Please help spread the word and leave reviews! Dani Jones has done such a fantastic job with The Illustrated Section. She’s doing a great thing for artists so not only can you support my work, but browse and support other artists while you’re at it.
The comic will be available in print in October along with Boo! A Spooky Anthology for Kids, the anthology that it was created for.
At long last, my new mini-comic, “Detention,” is finished! Today I’m sending it off to be included in a new Illopond Anthology called “Boo!” It will be available as part of the anthology and soon you will be able to purchase a digital copy at The Illustrated Section or as a print copy on it’s own either through Ka-Blam or at the Alternative Press Expo where I’ll be tabling with other members of Illopond. Hope to see you there!