I Didn’t Stand Up – Duncan

Illustrating this book was very creatively satisfying for me. One reason for that is that I was able to use colour conceptually. I had done an experiment in my sketchbook a couple years ago that came to mind when I initially read the manuscript and that was the inspiration for the palette that I used. This is that sketch: I decided to onl ...

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I Didn’t Stand Up – Storyboards

I’m so excited that my latest picture book, I Didn’t Stand Up by Lucy Falcone and published by Clockwise Press, is finally coming out on January 7th! In anticipation of that, I wanted to talk a bit about the book and also share some of my process. This book came into my life at a time when I really needed a project of my own to work on. My edito ...

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Book Signing on May 13th, 2017

I'm going to be signing books at the Chapters in Crowfoot on Saturday, May 13th. This will be my first official book signing. Because both of my books are relevant to spring - one is about butterflies and the other is about compost and gardening - this seems like appropriate timing. I'll be there from 11:00 until 4:00, so come say hi and get a f ...

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I wanted to share these 2 illustrator interviews that I recently read and enjoyed.The first one was with Carson Ellis on the blog, Picturebook Makers. Her first picture book that she's both written and illustrated, Home, is coming out this month. The entire post was really inspiring, but I especially found myself relating to what she said about "co ...

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