Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Character sketch for "The Monster Who Ate My Peas", written by Danny Schnitzlein, illus.d by me and publ.d by Peachtree Publishing. Pencil, 2000.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Sketch of Sojourner Truth and her powerful "And ain't I a woman?!" speech given in 1851. Sketch started while at a Michigan Reading Conference on Mackinac Island and completed while sitting in on a wonderful presentation by the amazing Dorreen Rappaport. Pen&Ink, 2013.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Gaijin-American Prisoner of War

From "Gaijin-American Prisoner of War", a graphic novel written and illus.d by me, edited by Rotem Moscovich and publ.d by Disney/Hyperion, April 2014. Water color, gouache, 2012.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

I wonder if she had health care benefits.

A Mennonite hotel maid at the Chautauqua Institute, New York, during a Highlights authors and illustrators conference. I asked the young lady to stand still for a moment so I could draw her. She was one of many Mennonites working for the several hotels at the lakeside resort town. The cultural differences were so stark- the Mennonites covered head to toe in the 90 degree temperature scurrying about, getting their work done, while the rest of us lolled about in shorts and polo shirts, slurping up 3 scoop ice cream cones. I wonder if her job came with health care benefits. Pencil, 2001.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

"The Call of the Wild" thumbnail

A page of thumbnail sketches for "The Call of the Wild", publ.d by Hallmark Cards. Pencil, 2001.