Monday, December 08, 2008

P is for Pirate

It's about time I posted something, huh?

Did this as I was exploring a new set of characters for a pirate story.  Done in Photoshop.  


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Be Glad your Nose is on your Face

Here's a plug for my latest book I did with Jack Prelutsky.  It officially was released in bookstores today (though I think it has been out in some for a week or so).  

My illustrations aside, this truly is a great book.  Jack's poems are fantastic.  Much of his greatest poetry can be found here.  One of my favorites is The Frummick and the Frelly.  

One thing that most don't know; while Jack and I were doing a joint presentation in Seattle last year, I got up and drew a picture based on what the children there described.  While I was up scribbling away, Jack sat back and wrote a short poem about the weird looking creature.  You can find The Zubble on page 92. 

Here's a link to order on Amazon.


Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008


I want to give a shout out for J. Scott Savage's new release FAR WORLD

I was privileged to illustrate the jacket art and interiors.  This is definitely going to be a series to keep tabs on as there will be 5 books in all.  


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Football Is Coming!

Though a fan of most sports, I would have to say football season is my favorite.  And living near Seattle for most of my life, I proudly proclaim my allegiance to the Seahawks.  I consider myself one of  the many "12th men", even if most of my contribution comes from my own TV room.  

First preseason game is coming up in about a week!  


Friday, July 25, 2008

Choir Boy

I thought this choir boy had a cool look. . . . 

Monday, July 21, 2008


Who wouldn't want a trunk instead of a nose?!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


What if we were born with elephant trunks instead of noses??  

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sneak Peak

Like I promised, here are a few spreads from BE GLAD YOUR NOSE IS ON YOUR FACE.  The 200 pager I worked on with Jack Prelutsky.  


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The OK

I received the ok to post some of the work I did for BE GLAD YOUR NOSE IS ON YOUR FACE!  I should post it shortly.  In the mean time here are a few sketches I've doodled out this last week.  


Friday, May 23, 2008

Be Glad your Nose is on your Face

It's been a while since I last posted, and as many notice, I'm really not very consistent with my posts or comments.  But this last month I have a valid excuse.  For the last 5 weeks I've been literally consumed by one book.  BE GLAD YOUR NOSE IS ON YOUR FACE.  It's about a 200 page book with 113 poems by the poet laureate Jack Prelutsky.  Yes, the very same who authored, THE WIZARD.  In this wonderful compilation,  I illustrated all 113 poems; some with simple spot art and others with full spread paintings.  Even though the time frame was wild and crazy, this was an awesome book to work on.  I think the release date is set for this October. It also comes with a CD of Jack reading some of the poems along with games and activities inside. 

As soon as I can get the ok, I'll post some previews.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Goosebumps on Today Show

Last year I started working on a new series of GOOSEBUMPS books. You know, the scary kids books that get boys to read!  The renowned and bestselling author R.L. Stine has come out with GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND.  For about ten months I've had the privlege of painting 12 new covers for some of the old GOOSEBUMPS titles along with those for HORRORLAND.  This morning on the Today Show, First Lady, Laura Bush hosted R.L. Stine as they talked about the series.   I'd been given a tip that they might print some large posters to display in the background of my covers, but in the end they just showed a few snapshots, but heck, my artwork on national television . . .?! I'll take it! Check out the clip here.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Little Fairy

A little something I started quite a while ago. I pulled it out to mess around with while taking a break from real work. Sometimes I have to paint on something that doesn't have any direction, and just see what comes out.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Nightmare Academy interior

One of the interior illos I did for Dean Lorey's NIGHTMARE ACADEMY.  I'm currently working on the interiors for book 2.  It is a great read, anyone who liked the first book will love the second. 


Monday, March 03, 2008

Work in Progress

Just a little work-in-progress.  Not sure exactly where this is going quite yet.  Thanks for stopping by the blog!


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Website Update

I finally got around to updating my website. It's been in progress for about the last 6 months, so I really don't even remember what new and old stuff I have up on there now. 


Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday, February 08, 2008

Simple Sketch

I'm working on a couple personal projects and this is a character sketch. 

Thursday, January 03, 2008