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 . . .
Archive for the ‘My Books’ Category
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.
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!
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.
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.
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):
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.