Friday, May 28, 2010

Banjo Pig 5

Ah, the fun never stops. I gotta say, Stacy is putting up a good fight. Well, keep em coming Banjo Boy.

Check out my main pig nemesis:
Stacy Curtis Pig count: 4

There are a bunch of other folks who joined the dueling too. Check them out. Great stuff!
Jack Foster (2)
Bob Nelson
Greg Wallace
Jeff Overturf

If you've drawn one too, let me know and I'll add it to the list.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Banjo Pig 4

Just sit right back in that chair right there and let me show you how it's done.

Stacy posted three very fine Banjo Pigs on his blog.

and Jack Foster did a version of his own.

Keep em coming.


Here is an illustration I can talk about now because it finally hit the shelves. I still haven't seen it yet, but I had heard a rumor on facebook that it was out there in the wild. Then yesterday I was sent a photo from Stacy Curtis (an awesome illustrator who you should all follow because he is awesome), so it's official. Thanks Stacy. Ever since I was a kid I thought i'd be cool to draw the picture on a cereal box. Whodda thought I would actually do one? Weird. It was fun to do. I wish I had a bit more time to work on it--tight deadline, but what can you do? Now go and enjoy a tasty box of Apple Cinnamin Cheerios.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Banjo Pig 3

The gauntlet has been thrown. This is officially a dueling banjo pig thing. Come on Stacy, where's yours? Heck, anybody else wanna duel too?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Banjo Pig 2

I feel a theme.

Monday, May 24, 2010


I bought a banjo the other day. I can't play it... yet, but it is something I've alway wanted to try. Besides, my friend Stacy Curtis has one, and I can't think of a more appropriate way to duel him. I painted this during a video chat with Stacy. To show him my freaky painting skillz and my new banjo. The duel is on! ...or it will be as soon as I learn to play something.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Useless Super heros: The Human Siphon

I never get tired of drawing super heros and giving them stupid powers. I was doodling tonight and another one came out of the pencil. Enjoy.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

NY State Fair

This is a recent little job I did. It was cool. I got to do the poster for the New York State Fair. Actually, it was quite big. I think it may be one of the largest illustration I've ever worked on. At least, it didn't fit on my scanner. I painted it in two parts, the logo and the background. You can see a bit of the process below. Enjoy.

Provo Children’s Book Festival

This Saturday I'll be hanging out with a bunch of incredible writers and illustrators at the PROVO LIBRARY CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL! Everybody come. You know you want to. It'll be fun.

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 12 Noon - 5:00 pm at the Provo City Library
Featuring Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm, dynamic sister-and-brother superduo, author and illustrator of Babymouse.

Also including a host of activities for children and their families, with children's crafts, games, giveaways and prizes; visits from favorite characters like Clifford, Wild Thing, and Curious George; author presentations and signings, puppet shows, and a visit from the world-famous Infernal Twister, balloon-tying extraordinaire!

Food, beverages, and candy will be available for purchase.

EVERY child that attends gets a FREE book!

Also featuring local favorite authors and illustrators: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Brandon Sanderson, Mette Ivie Harrison, Clint Johnson, Dene Low, Randall Wright, Carla Morris, Kristyn Crow, Sharlee Glenn, Wendy Toliver, Kristin Chandler, Sara Zarr, Emily Wing Smith, Mike Knudson, Ann Dee Ellis, Maryn Roos, Guy Francis, Nathan Hale, Sherry Meidell, Julie Olson, J. Scott Savage, and Ann Bowen!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Coming Soon

I never know when it is okay to share what jobs I've been working on, but earlier today, Anne Marie Pace, the author of my new picture book, posted the cover of NEVER EVER TALK TO STRANGERS, so that means it's okay for me to talk about it too. It's cool to see it with the text in place. It was a fun little book to work on. It will be published by Scholastic Book Clubs in September, 2010. Watch for it.