Thursday, May 28, 2009

Philadelphia Weekly

This drawing goes with an article in the Philadelphia Weeky, about Spanish newspapers in the US. You can read the entire text here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

SVA Illustration Summer Residency coming up

The second annual Illustration and Visual Storytelling summer residency at the School of VISUAL ARTS is coming up soon. I'll be teaching one of the classes, about Sequential Art and Comics. If you like you can check out the official flyer here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Awards for Metal Man

Hooray, Metal Man has been named one of Bank Street College's 2008 Best Children's Books of the Year!

In addition, a little while ago I wrote that Metal Man was included in the Bookbuilders of Boston Annual New England Book Show. I've received the very handsome catalogue for the show, featuring their selection of the best book design of the past year. I'm proud to be part of it. Congrats also to Susan Sherman, who designed Metal Man.

Also, our book made it into the Librarians' Choices 2008 by the Texas Woman's University, which recommends the best 100 books of 2008. From the review: "[…] Full-spread illustrations in subdued colors and tones mimic the movement of the lively boy and the spark-flying work of the welder. They also provide fine examples of artistic perspective. Together, story and pictures provide powerful encouragement and inspiration for all budding artists."

It's so great to know that people enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed illustrating it.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

HAT in Chinese

Great news: In addition to the German and Japanese editions, my children's book HAT will also be published in Chinese! Great job on behalf of my publisher Bloomsbury who made this all possible. The German edition is already scheduled to come out in Fall 2010. And of course, here in the US, HAT is available already. Do you have your copy yet?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

OpEd Illustration for the LA Times

This drawing was published in last Sunday's issue of the LA Times. It's for an OpEd about the USA growing and becoming more mature. You can read the whole text here. Many thanks to Deputy Design Director Wesley Bausmith.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Anti-Virus Software

A new "notifyer" (pop-up window) comic for Avira in Germany. Thanks to the super-awesome Fabian Schiller and Detlef Langrock, and everybody at Avira.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Carbon Emissions

You can see my latest illustration for the Boston Phoenix here. Originally, the subject was Carbon Allowances and the ways they are being purchased, traded, or even given away for free. Carbon Allowances give companies the right to pollute (to a certain extent).

In this week's paper, my illustration has been used in a more broad environmental context.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Evolution is just one theory

Working on a batch of new projects right now, looking forward to posting about them. Here's one: An illustration for a USB stick holder, size of a credit card, for the RWTH Aachen University. Thanks to Chancellor Nettekoven and the Office of Public Affairs!