Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Can I See Your ID? – Blue Cover

With any book in the publishing industry, the cover is always very important and a lot of things are tried out before reaching the final result. So it's not unusual that we made a last minute change to the cover for Chris Barton's Can I See Your ID?, coming out in April from Dial Books for Young Readers

Reverting to the initial version that I suggested, we changed the color scheme to a blue one. I liked the red version, but then I think the new one is a bit more ominous rather than aggressive. I kind of like them both, so I'm glad that Dial made the final call.

Thanks again to Designer Jasmin Rubero for working so hard with me on it. The book is now available for pre-order from Amazon, and IndieBound and will be in stores April 2010!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

December 4th is the second Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, and since Rabid Rabbit will have a table, I will be debuting my newest comic, Tales To Behold #1, featuring more craziness in the spirit of my Journey Into Misery series! Superhero and mystery galore! AND, I'll have a festival exclusive Journey Into Misery #1 Variant, and you won't want to miss that one! (as usual, for more superhero calamity, please visit cosmicbeholder.blogspot.com)

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And of course we're also debuting the latest issue of Rabid Rabbit, with an amazing cover by the great Nathan Fox! For more info, please visit http://www.comicsandgraphicsfest.com/ So, hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Society of Illustrators

I'm proud to say that my Rabid Rabbits over Brooklyn image was selected by the Society of Illustrators' jury to b included into their 53rd Annual Book and Exhibition, in the Advertising category. Thanks very much to the jury!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Seven Impossible Things Feature

The awesome children's book blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast did a very nice feature about me and my work. You can see images from my next forthcoming children's book THE WOODS and many other things. Check it out here! It's great blog that's always worth checking out. Many thanks to Jules for all the hard work and for having me on it.

In other news, Elizabeth Bird also featured THE WOODS, along with other books from the Chronicle Spring program, on her very popular Fuse#8 Blog. Thanks for the shoutout!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Illustration for Architectural Lighting Magazine

A new illustration for Architectural Lighting Magazine, a worldwide look at the various schools that offer degrees and programs in Architectural Lighting. Many thanks to AD Marcy Ryan!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair

I'll be at the Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair, November 13, 12-4 p.m., along with many amazing artists and authors! It's a great event for the whole family, hope to see you there!

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Illustrations for PRINT Magazine

I had the privilege to do the following illustrations for PRINT Magazine. You can see them in the current issue. The article is written by Koi Vinh, it describes the challenges of archiving online and interactive design. Thanks very much to Art Director Tonya Douraghy for thinking of me for this great assignment, and also for including me on the contributors page.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


As I've been doing some ridiculous new comics recently, I've decided to start a new blog just for this kind of work. So, behold: the BEHOLDER.

You might have seen my mini-comics Journey Into Misery 1 & 2, they contain stories that are a bit… different than my other work. They are humorous homages and satires of early Marvel and Superhero Comics, seen through the eyes of someone who grew up in Europe.

As much as I love being a professional illustrator and making a living with art that has meaning and place in the real world, I realized I needed to balance this with some personal nonsense that's just for my own fun and no purpose whatsoever.

Perhaps some of my employers and colleagues will shake their head now, but others might secretly get a kick out of it. As I hope you'll do.