Last fall I had the honor of having my illustration from Charlie Piechart and the case of the Missing Pizza Slice included in the Society of Illustrators Original Show in New York. It was a fun show to attend and I got to catch up with so many amazing illustrators and editors, including the editor in the photo. This is Jill, my editor from HarperCollins and the person responsible for helping Charlie Piechart come to life. Thank you Jill.
I was invited a while back to submit a fox illustration to a project created by Proyecto Ensemble titled Outfox. Shout out to Sacha and Paula for including me in such a fun project. Here is a demo of my fox head being put together.
I’m going to New York next month and while I’m there I’m going to visit the Library. I’ve walked past the New York Public Library several times but I’ve never gone inside.
Charlie Piechart and the case of the missing Pizza Slice will be in bookstores September 1, 2015. And I just got my advance copies today. Wow! First of all I have to say I love the smell of newly printed books. Mmmmm, yum! The printing looks fantastic. And best of all I’ve been able to work with so many wonderful people. Top of that list is my co-author, Marilyn Sadler. This is my first children’s book but for Marilyn, it’s her 35th (plus a few more) children’s book. And she has won an Emmy for her animated series, Handy Manny.
By the way, Charlie Piechart is a young detective who uses math and deduction to solve mysteries.
Sometimes when I’m working a big project I procrastinate once in a while. Usually that procrastination comes in the form of creating a new illustration like this one :)
I am working on my own set of wood figures. Creating these characters has been a lot of fun. I’ll post more soon. Next step, the hardware store.
Wouldn’t it be cool to have your very own pet dragon. That’s what Alison thought too but when she couldn’t find one at the pet store she went looking for one.