Monday, November 24, 2008

Giant Slayer

Lot's of news...Here is the latest book jacket I have illustrated. It's called the Giant Slayer, and it is a wonderful story/fairytale. I am happy with the final art and I can't wait to see the finished book.

In other news...drum roll please...I have finished my newest picture book, Fu Finds the Way. It will come out in the fall of 2009 (not sure of the exact date yet) but I am very excited about it. Disney•Hyperion (the Publisher) went all out with the production. It is being printed on beautiful paper, with a cloth (yes, real cloth!) interior jacket. I started this book in 2001, shelved it, started sending it out in 2005 and got a few nice rejections, and now finally after seven years it is complete. Here is a mockup of the dust jacket...
And lastly, I was thrilled to find out that my art from Moonpowder, that was in the Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators was chosen to go on a traveling exhibition throughout the US along with 39 other pieces.

I am now hard at work on the artwork for the final installment of Rick Riordan's bestselling series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It is called "The Last Olympian" but I am pretty sure I won't be able to post anything on that until the book comes out in May. I read it though, and Percy fans will not be dissapointed.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008