Archive for September, 2011

Sep 29 2011

Literary Lights

Published by under appearances,press

Last Sunday I was honored with the Boston Public Library’s Literary Lights for Children award. It was pretty amazing, especially since my fellow honorees were Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo, National Book award winner MT Anderson, and Pam Munoz Ryan, who has also won a boatload of awards. I was definitely the dark horse in that bunch, and was very grateful to be included. Plus they had each author introduced by a Boston school student, and my intro, courtesy of Annabell Asare, was brilliant (and by far the best, if I may say so).

The whole thing was super-gratifying, I met lots of great folks, and I hope they post some official video soon, so I can show you more.

Meanwhile, here are a few shots that Alison took, including some of the awesome Grail murals in the Abbey Room, where the signing was held.

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Sep 28 2011

ASP’s Twelfth Night

Published by under shakespeare,sketchbook

Since I moved to NY I’ve been missing the opportunity to attend ASP‘s dress rehearsals and do sketches of each show. But this time I happened to be in Boston for dress rehearsal night, and made a point of attending. Without further ado, here are the sketches. I would like to color some of them, but right now my schedule is too crazy (why is the fall always like this??), so I probably won’t get to it. Most are drawn traditionally, but some of the ones toward the end were done with Sketchbook Pro.

The show is up until Oct. 22nd, and I definitely recommend it.

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Sep 10 2011

Doodle post of the day – Sinister Whale

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Sep 09 2011

Cartooning isn’t all fun and games, kids

Section of coffered barrel vault celing I’m working on for the party scene in Romeo & Juliet:

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