Friday, February 14, 2014

Ava And Pip

Several months ago, I had the pleasure of creating a jacket illustration for the middle-grade novel AVA AND PIP, by Carol Weston. It's an endearing story of two very different sisters- it's sweet, funny, and touching all at once. It gets a gold medal from me!* (*I have Olympics fever.)

I thought maybe you'd like to see the jacket sketches. Well, here they are!

Typically I try to send in 3-5 jacket ideas, and the publisher then chooses the one they like. Any guesses as to which one they chose?




... They chose this one!

Here's a closer look at the whole jacket. We flipped it around so it could be a wraparound image.

Many thanks to everyone at Sourcebooks Jabberwocky- I had such a fun time illustrating this cover (and reading the book). And thanks of course to Carol Weston for writing such an inspiring book! I could not wait to draw these two girls. You can visit Carol's website here, and buy the book here!

Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for the sequel! I just handed in the cover art last week, and let's just say... there is a cat involved.

Friday, February 7, 2014

I'm Back!

... and I'm just going to pick up where I left off, and pretend I HAVEN'T been absent for four months!

Here's a piece from a few months ago that I found while cleaning off my desktop:

I have the time to clean off my desktop because... my derby graphic novel is now DONE! (Well, except for revisions and the like.) Files are off to my publisher!! I can't wait for this book to come out, and in the coming months I will share more about my process, now that I actually have the time to do so! Yay!!