Archive for the ‘My Books’ Category

Books, Berndt Toast and Fairs

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

It’s been an extraordinarily busy year. No time for a vacation other than the annual Reuben Awards. This year that meant a trip to Pittsburgh. Published a short children’s story to iBooks and Amazon (for Kindle) and expanded the Triumph Italia website. Now it’s time to turn my attention to updating my other sites. There’s an old saying, “Plumbers have the leakiest pipes!” Web developers have the oldest websites . . .

From "A Boy and His Sog!" ©2013 Adrian C. Sinnott

From “A Boy and His Sog!” ©2013 Adrian C. Sinnott

Sketch to Final

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Here’s a rough for a book illustration and the final art. This is a spot illustration for “Max Gravity Goes to the Moon . . . and brings his little sister.” The rough is in pencil with a quick overlay of some color. The final is a mix of pencil and Dr. Martin’s watercolor dyes.

Pencil rough

Finished illustration. Click for a larger view.


Team Cul de Sac book signing tonight!

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

If you are near Arlington, VA tonight, Richard Thompson, Chris Sparks and a host of cartoonists will be signing the Team Cul de Sac book at:

One More Page Books
2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101
Arlington, VA 22213

Tell them I sent  you!

Team Cul de Sac Book and auction

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

The Team Cul de Sac book is now available! The book is a collaboration among many cartoonists to raise money for Parkinson’s disease. Richard Thompson, last year’s Reuben Award winner and creator of the wonderful comic strip “Cul de Sac,” was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. His friend and webmaster, Chris Sparks, set up Team Cul de Sac as part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s team efforts to raise money to fight this progressive and debilitating disease. It’s all here in the Washington Post.

You can buy the book here and on Amazon. If you buy it from Chris’ website you will get free shipping and $5 gets donated to the fund.

And the auction:

You can also buy the original art from the book here. There is work from Sergio Aragones, Mort Walker, Bill Watterson, Lynn Johnston, Cathy Guisewite and many others. This Heritage auction has only 9 hours to go so don’t wait. Make sure you look for my piece . . . hint, hint.



Auction to benefit injured artist

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

I’m donating a piece of work from one of my books, “Magnets,” to an auction in Ireland. This is to assist a Russian artist who is married to an Irishman and living in Dublin. She was viciously attacked by a burglar and the attacker cut off most of the fingers from her drawing hand. You can read about her here in the Irish Times. The doctors were able to reattach her middle finger but not the others. Adams Blackrock auction house is setting up an auction to raise some money to help with her rehabilitation.

This is the piece I’m donating along with a signed copy of the book (click for a large image):

The North and South poles of a magnet with a Polar Bear in a parka at the North and Penguins in swimsuits at the South.

Polar bears and penguins explaining how magnets work!


Friday, January 15th, 2010

Well, sort of. Whenever I have time to work on a project of my own, it always seems to take longer to get started than when it’s for a paying client. With all the things that need fixing around me, it’s easier to go off in another direction than to sit down and attempt to be brilliant. Something about “Necessity being the mother of invention.” When there’s an anxious client looming, you don’t want to disappoint. Have to remind myself that I’m an anxious client, too.

Hmm, work on my book, fix the leaking plumbing, get the car running, paint the walls, reassemble the bathrooms . . .

A little manners . . . Please!

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Erica Jacobs, a professor at George Mason University, has written an article where she gives mention to some books worth reading. One of them is “Caveman Manners and Other Polite Poems” written by David Steinberg and illustrated by . . . me!

Morning at school never changes.

Some of my students think this is when I went to school.