Monday, November 28, 2016

Small Business Saturday!

Although I was unable to get to my local indie bookshop this past Saturday, I wanted to support them just the same. If you are looking to get any of my books signed and personalized, please consider placing an order through the Broadside Bookshop website.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Limited Commissions

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I post a daily sketch there. After about a year of people asking, I'm opening up an Etsy shop where I will take a limited amount of commissions. This will probably only run for a few weeks, so if you ever wanted me to draw your kid or your pet, click on over to the link below. Thanks so much!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Reassuring art for kids

Over the last week, I've created a few images that I hoped would help lift spirits of the young ones at your school.

If you would like to hang these in your classroom, please feel free to print and hang.

This first one is a quote from my daughter's classroom. They state this before class discussions.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Halloween Compilation!

It is an incredible honor when someone dresses up as one of my characters. This Halloween there were lots of great renditions (and some great pumpkins too)!

When a kid dresses up as a Star Wars character... And it's a Star Wars character YOU invented!
Thanks Lillian, you make for an awesome Artemis Aphooine!

My friend Dana in Texas served up justice this Halloween!

Thank you to third-grader Izzy for making this awesome Platypus Police Squad pumpkin! Detective Zengo looks great!

The lunch ladies at Eiic Knowlton School in Berwick, Maine served up more justice!

Detective Rick Zengo never looked so good!
Photo via @WordNerd80 on Twitter.

Lunch Lady at Willard School looks grate! (See what I did there?)
Photo via @willard_lib on Twitter.

Detective Rick Zengo of the Platypus Police Squad looks gourd-geous.
Photo via @booksandbytes on Twitter.

Sorry, but the pirate is no match for Lunch Lady's wits and fish stick nunchucks.
Photo via @twilibrarian on Twitter.

And finally, one from home...

You squirrels couldn't have waited until November 1st?! And you only had one job!

Hope everyone had a wonderful & spooky Halloween!

Forbes Library Mural and Collaboration with Kids!

Earlier this fall, I transformed the stairwell leading to the children's department in Forbes Library. Here's a look! I wanted to design a space that would inspire young readers and celebrate the city of Northampton. I celebrated with the community this past Saturday, complete with comically oversized scissors for the ribbon cutting!

Each window in the mural offers a glimpse of a book by an author who has lived in Western Mass.

Kids who came to the ribbon cutting ceremony got to help me finish the mural by drawing flowers on the Library Lawn! With the addition of flowers drawn by the youngest patrons of Forbes Library, the mural is complete!

P.S. Here's a before picture, to remind you what the stairwell used to look like...

And voila!

To see the full photo album on facebook, click here!