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Illustration Friday: Shoe

Happy Friday! Here’s an oldie but goodie for #Colour_Collective lava red and Illustration Friday “Shoe.”


Illustration Friday: Wheel

Illustration Friday this week is “wheel”—perfect for a juggling mouse on a unicycle! This happy little guy is part of the cast of Language Together™, a unique and creative language immersion program designed by Germaine Choe. The program is based on tapping a child’s natural “language instinct” through  intuitive immersion and storytelling instead of using translations and formal instruction (visit http://www.languagetogether.net for a more thorough explanation of the process and the research behind it). This project kept me very busy for the last several months but I wasn’t able to share any images until now. Super fun project and wonderful client! An added bonus was getting to work with my talented friend and book designer, Cathy Spengler.














Inktober Oct 16

A sweet mouse and a dirty rat.inktober-10-16

Illustration Friday: Radio



A little mouse commissioned a while ago for a textbook for Helbling Verlag.
Guessing he would be listening to Pandora, not Casey Kasem?

7474sunocoradioI found a photo of my first radio (thanks to Time Passages Nostalgia Company), which looked like a Sunoco gas pump. I thought it was soooo cool. “How Do You Do” by Mouth & MacNeal was #1 in the Netherlands and eventually #8 in the U.S.; 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Sweet.



Illustration Friday: Worn(-out)


This evolved out of a sketch I drew while I was waiting to pick up my daughter from a class. My favorite books from childhood were almost always illustrated with spot color. It is amazing to see how much someone like Arnold Lobel could squeeze out of two ink plates for his Frog and Toad series. I am happy to see a bit of nostalgia in new releases from publishers, but I fear it may just be a passing trend!