Help Send Me to Tuscany with DaVinci Wines!


I have some really great news. I have been chosen as a Fan’s Choice Finalist for the DaVinci Wines Storyteller Experience! If I am chosen as a winner I will be spending seven days in Tuscany to experience the people and the place behind DaVinci wines.

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Opportunities Everywhere


The blog has been very slow this month, and I apologize. It’s not without good reason. I’ve been fortunate enough to have many opportunities present themselves, one of which will be a big announcement next week. An announcement that I’ll need a little help with from you.

Along with my normal illustration work – one for the Earth Island Journal coming out next week – I am working on a  book proposal. I don’t want to say too much at this point – it’s still in its infancy – but I’m working with a wonderful author, Jon Reiner, whose book The Man Who Couldn’t Eat I highly recommend. I believe it comes out on paperback on June 5th.

All of this leaves me with very little in the way of illustration to share here but I will continue to keep you updated and post new work whenever I can.

Residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts!



This week I received an offer for a four week residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. I will have a place to live and my own studio from October 29th – November 23rd at the center in Nebraska City, NE. And since I’m from Nebraska originally, it will be nice to have family close by for a while – even though my husband will have to stay in Denver.

I am so excited and I am looking forward to having that time to really focus on my work without as many outside, life distractions. I will be working on a, still unannounced, graphic novel project and may end up teaching a comics workshop or two for kids.

Sorry I couldn’t find any decent photos that I could post here, but if you go to the website you can see the gallery of where I will be staying and my studio.