So, a year went by (over a year, honestly) without me paying one bit of attention to my poor old website. It was high time I applied a new coat of paint and got back to semi-regular posts. So here I am, finally joining this decade’s web aesthetic and generally cleaning things up.
2018 sees many fun bits of news for me, including a book deal for my next graphic novel, Little Monarchs. It now has a home at Margaret Ferguson Books, an imprint of children’s publisher Holiday House. I couldn’t be happier, or better supported!
Dear Creature recently saw a French edition release, while The New Deal garnered a nomination for the Oregon Book Award (soon to be determined). Go old books!
Alongside my work on Little Monarchs, this year I’m writing BOOM’s Over the Garden Wall graphic novels, with series’ storyboard artist Jim Campbell doing a stellar job on art duties. Alongside THAT, I keep extra busy with watercolor covers for The Thrilling Adventure Hour, the odd McMenamins painting, illustrations for TEDx, murals, and a bunch of storyboard/illustration work. I’m sure I’m forgetting something… Oh, yes: Two incredible little girls, ages 6 and not-quite-9-months.
It’s a beautiful handful, and somehow the work’s all moving forward under deadline (editors, that’s for you).
I’ll go into more detail on all these projects soon, but for now it just feels good to dust off the site’s cobwebs. I almost said website cobwebs, but that’s too many webs.