Character and wardrobe sketches for "The Groundhog" in "To See or Not To See", written by Kris Remenar, illus.d by me, edited by Yolanda Scott, to be publ.d by Charlesbridge 2015.. Groundhogs are very particular about their attire. Pencil, 2013.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Partial final art for the cover of "Gaijin-American Prisoner of War", written and illus.d by me, publ.d by Disney/Hyperion. A while back I showed rejected cover sketches for "Gaijin". This is art from the one that was selected. We're putting together the cover in layers and this is one of them. Didn't have time to scan the art prior to shipping it so this is a low res iPhone photo. "Gaijin" will hit the shelves April 14, 2014! Water color, pencil, gouache, 2013.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Final art for an editorial column called "On the Mark" for ComputerWorld magazine. Used to have great fun every week putting these illustrations together. The articles were written by Mark Hall. He'd give me the basics on the content and I'd get busy coming up with a visual metaphor for the idea. The wonderful art director on these jobs was my friend Stephanie Brockway. Water color, gouache, 2004.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Final art for the cd cover of "Ayodhya", a fantastic compilation of sacred music produced by my friend Josh Cook. Music performed by "The Weavers of The Name"- the talented Josh, Aae Kae and Natalie Spisak, Bhakta Das of Hamsa Yoga and yours truly. This is the mighty Hanuman, the Embodiment of Strength, Tenacity and Love. When we say that a friend has "got a big heart." we're acknowledging our friend's display of Hanuman Power. Pencil, 2013.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time to turn off the radio and t.v.. The media vultures are now out in full force- presenting very little in the way of new information but tremendous amounts of teasing tidbits that keep us terrified and tuned in. Terror sells.
When something new happens, we'll know.
Bless us all, everyone. But especially our sisters and brothers in Boston who've been harmed and the families of those who have died.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Underlying sketch for a frame in "Gaijin-American Prisoner of War", written and illus.d by me and publ.d by Disney/Hyperion. Its 1942 and Koji and his mom are about to board a bus that will take them along with over 10,000 other Japanese Americans in the San Francisco bay area to a temporary prison camp. Pencil, 2012.