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January Pieces ~

Monday, February 18th, 2013

ART ~ My year started out with a few unexpected commissions.  The first was for The Progressive for an article on School Reform.

Flunking School Reform

Flunking School Reform













And the magazine tear-sheet ~













I was thrilled starting out the year with the piece in The Progressive, but then I received an email from one of my favorites, Extra! Magazine to do their Fear and Favor issue.  This year’s topic was the buying force behind the media.  Here is the piece with text:

Extra! Magazine February Cover












& without:

Extra! Magazine February Cover

Extra! Magazine February Cover













WORDS ~ I had an exciting start to the year with my writing as well.  I had a full manuscript request from a top notch agency!  I should get word in the next week or so on if it’s a yay, or a nay.  I’m hoping it’s the former.

I’m also knee deep in edits of a middle grade novel about what happened to the children the Pied Piper led away, and have begun outlining another new story that I hope to start in the next few weeks.  2013 has been productive the first six weeks.  I plan to keep the momentum moving forward.

~ Believe.

What I’ve Been Up To ~

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Hi Everybody ~

After months of misbehaving, my blog’s finally been set straight.  I’m back in business with the ability to post some art again.  Yay!  Thanks Dave!

I’ve some exciting news to share . . . I just finished the first draft of a young adult novel!  I’m ready to share with some beta readers and am roping my pre-teen’s friends into being the first to peruse it.  I’m really excited about this project because it gives me a chance to mesh my two loves ~ words and art.  Now that the words are done, I’m able to focus on the art, and am chompin’ at the bits to get moving on it.  I have some roughs already laid out, so I should have something to post in the near future.

As for recent freelance work, I’ve been blessed with some repeat business.  Last month I did another caricature cover for Seven Days in Burlington VT and just before that, Extra Magazine gave me an intriguing concept to illustrate – the current predicament of education.

Rushing into fall, my favorite season, my to-do list includes an email blast to try to garner some more work, (Christmas is right around the corner!), a series of b/w chapter heading illos for my book and the start of agent submissions.  Should be a busy couple of months!

Until next time ~

Fort Worth Weekly

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I just handed this one in, but figured since I was posting and it might be weeks until I get back to post some more I should just post it now.  I love working with Andrea at Fort Worth.  She had a clear cut idea for this one and even sent me a rough – which when working on such short notice is always appreciated!  I thought that not having to do a background would make this one a bit easier, but boy was I mistaken.  I spent just as much time cleaning up messy edges as I would have painting a background!

NEPA Business Journal Cover

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Well, I finally got a local piece. I loved it! No sketch changes and they loved the final – what more can I ask? I’m hoping the final printed paper matches my original colors a bit better though. The digital (which I’m not posting at the moment) made everything a tad too bright. But, all in all a really fun piece to work on.