Thursday, July 29, 2010


My good friend and children's book illustrator extraordinaire Shadra Strickland is featured in the newest installment of Literacyhead, an online magazine and resource for teaching and inspiring literacy through art. And as friends and former classmates of her, me, Lauren Castillo, Taeeun Yoo and Jonathan Bean were asked to contribute some visuals to this issue. You can see some of our artwork in Visual Vocabulary. They also did nice reviews of some of our books. Thanks very much to Literacyhead for including us, and big congrats Shadra!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Journey into Misery available

Since my two Journey into Misery books were produced (actually, manufactured) at a relatively low edition, (and I got rid of a lot of them at MoCCA this year), I was hesitant to put them into stores. But since they only collect dust over here, I delivered a couple copies of both issues to Forbidden Planet here in NYC last week. Also, there are new copies of Red Hook available. So, if you missed your opportunity at MoCCA, here's a chance to get them!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Classes and Lectures

I wanted to thank everybody in the Summer Illustration Residency at SVA and at the 3x3 Nuts and Bolts Conference for their interest and participation. It was great fun and honor to be part of these two events. I also wanted to thank Charles Hively and 3x3 for inviting me to be part of the 3x3 Conference, and Viktor Koen for having me on board for the SVA program. Hope everybody enjoyed it as much as I.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Nuts and Bolts Conference

This Saturday I'll have the pleasure of speaking at the first annual Nuts and Bolts Conference, organized by 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, taking place at the Society of Illustrators.

My lecture will be about self-generated projects and how it relates to an artist's career. A big part of this will be both my self-published and not so self-published books which have been a constant in my career ever since the beginning. I'll even be showing embarrassing early work to explain how it all helped getting me where I am. Here is the website for more information about the event.

Saturday, July 3, 2010