Monday, January 25, 2010

Own a piece of Frankenstein

So to speak. Some original art from my picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich is currently part of a charity auction here. This is what it looks like, please pardon the watermark:

There's also a great piece of original Charles Schulz art from Peanuts if you happen to be rich, or have some money that was cursed by gypsies so that you have to spend it before the week is done else ill luck plague your house or something.

No offense meant to my Romany readers.

If you'd like to learn more about the charity, try here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shortlisted for an Edgar!

Just learned today that Mac Barnett's The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Brixton Brothers #1, which I had the honor of illustrating), has been shortisted for an Edgar Award in the juvenile category. Here are some of my previous posts about the book. So anyway, it's an excuse to post more images from this excellent book.

Here's my sketch for a tense scene in which Steve Brixton is hiding in his local library from a unit of special ops-types bent on his capture:

I actually took this sketch, blurred it, posterized it into a flat gray, and used that graytone in the final:

Finally, apropos of nothing, here's a cartoon I drew in high school. My old friend Grant just rediscovered this and emailed it to me. It may be obvious that I was working through sort of a Monty Python stage in my life at this point.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

el Chupacabra

Another holiday gift for a different friend. This one also about four inches tall.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Aaaand, I'm Back.

Still playing catch-up after the holidays, but I thought I should get busy posting again. Here's a small (about 4 inches tall) painting I made for my agent as a holiday present.

Could not seem to photograph him without picking up a lot of glare. Maybe because the brushstroke to painting size ratio is a lot bigger here than usual. Anyway, his name is Don Calavera, and I see him here and there around the neighborhood.