Before I got into picture books, I did large puppets professionally. Every holiday season I’d put on shows at the Fort Worth Zoo. ( I was living in Dallas at the time.) My favorite show from those days was a Christmas production that starred a monkey! We even made it on the local news. Here is a video.
I put up a bunch of clips from my puppets over the years. You can see them all on my website.
So my friend Yangsook, packed up all of her belongings and is working with an orphanage in Cambodia. She gave them her collection of picutre books and Greenie was in that. She was kind enough to send me pictures of “Are You Eating Something red?” which blew my mind!
Last week I went to Books of Wonder to Bill’s(William Joyce’s) book launch party signing for “Guardians of childhood : The Man in the Moon.”
I’ve been to a few Man in the moon parties so far (ALA and BEA) but none of them had cake and cupcakes! YUMMMMM I probably ate 4!
This photo shows the true joy of eating cupcakes. That is my little best friends Chloe, her mom only wanted to her have like 1 cupcake, but I think she had 4 because she’s so cute and all adults kept giving her cupcakes! Could you resist that smile?
This is my favorite shot of the night, Chloe scratching her butt and looking at art!
It was a fun evening!
Last year i got to achieve a dream of working for Sesame Street. I worked for a division called Sesame English, where we created programing for Japanese kids to learn english. It was hard work, but super fun to draw Elmo, Oscar, big bird, bert and Ernie!
The project officially wrapped last month (even though i haven’t worked on it in 8 months) They had a wrap party for everyone that worked on it! It was great catching up with everyone and seeing the AWESOME cookie LCD chandelier! They even gave us limited edition t-shirts!
Thanks Sesame workshop, I hope to work with you again!
Comic con was crazy huge! I’ve never seen the Javits center so packed. Luckily I had a table in artist alley so i had some personal space. I was great counter programing. I sold a lot of books / placemats to people who wanted to take something home to their kids. On saturday i sold out of placemats!
the other guy is Dan Dojo, he was at the table next to me. He is an amazing digital painter and very nice.
My publisher Blue Apple Books stopped by, and Kip and Elliot gave me the funniest photo of comic con! Thanks guys!
I don’t have any photos but every time i was in the bathroom I saw a star wars character. The best one was when there was a 8 foot wookie growling waiting in line for the urinal!
New York comic con was great madness! Its always a unique experience and one i look forward to each year!