Friday, January 28, 2011

Eat Your Greens! (Or Not)

Tomorrow is the 12th Annual SCBWI Winter conference right here in the city! Very excited! I cannot wait to meat some great artists whose work I admire including Mo Willems and Jules Feiffer! Yesh!

In addition to the conference, I've been working on my own picture book the past few months. Since October I'd say, I have been working on a new idea about a giant. Initially, I'd started with the idea of entrapment. By Christmas break, I had numerous sketches and a very loose idea about a giant stuck in a shoebox apartment. No actual story though. It just seemed like one good visual idea and nothing else.

Somehow or other though, it was suggested to me how did he get to be that large in an apartment? Then the lightbulb went off. A kid who thinks that if he eats his greens, he'll grow big and tall one day, to an extreme. The ideas and the story flowed then.

A couple drafts and special attention to these particular pages, here are some finished spreads for "Eat Your Greens." I love how they came out. One of them took about a week to get right, but well worth it. I hope by a couple weeks time, I can make my first book dummy with this story to get ready to send to some editors!

Little side note, I hate the title.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Political Cartoon

Starting off the new year right! Lots of work on my plate! I liked how this new political cartoon came out too. Thought I'd share. Also, after MORE than a month of my website and comics being down, I have finally restored my comics online! Enjoy!