Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Zombiekins in the New York Times!

Zombiekins has made an appearance in last Sunday's New York Times. Thanks to 10 year old Marvin for reading it (and liking zombies)!

Here's the link on their website.

Friday, September 17, 2010

World's Worst Wedgie

World's Worst Wedgie, Book 3 of the George Brown, Class Clown book series I'm illustrating is out now! It's my favorite of the series so far- full of slimy worms, a backyard circus, mischievous hamsters and a mega embarrassing/painful wedgie! I forgot to mention in the last post that the George Brown books are hilariously written by Nancy Krulik, author of the popular of Katie Kazoo series.

Check out the George Brown Website for more book info and to send a Super Burp to your friends!


In his continuing but mainly disastrous efforts to be an upstanding, responsible ten-year-old, George Brown decides it's time to earn some money. (There's also an expensive remote-controlled toy that he's been coveting.) But no matter what he tries whether it's working at his mother's craft shop, opening a lemonade stand, or setting up a backyard circus for neighborhood kids the magic burps erupt at exactly the wrong times and wreak havoc on George's entrepreneurial plans.

Pick your own Wedgie at-

Barnes & Noble
Indie Bound

Sample spreads from World's Worst Wedgie...

Monday, August 09, 2010

George Brown, Class Clown!


Introducing George Brown, Class Clown- the new book series I'm illustrating for Grossett Dunlap (a division of Penguin)! The books center around George trying to fit into a new school and to behave himself despite his past reputation as a troublemaker and class clown. But he is victim to the Super Burp- a humongous belch that makes him do weird and crazy stuff at the worst possible times. The first two books Super Burp and Trouble Magnet are out now. The third book in the series, World's Worst Wedgie will be in bookshops next month. Check 'em out in all of their belchy (and Blecha) glory!

Email a Classic, Long, Frog, Ripper, or Super Burp to special someone at the George Brown, Class Clown website.

The book covers-

The first day at a new school is always the hardest, right? No, not always as George finds out the hard way. On the second day at . . . Sugarman Elementary School, he is suddenly seized by uncontrollable burps, burps so loud they practically break the sound barrier, burps that make him do wild and crazy stuff and land him in trouble with a capital T. One thing is for sure: these are not normal burps, they are magic burps – and they must be stopped! But how?

Sample spreads from Book 2 of George getting in various forms of trouble, courtesy of his Super Burp!

Lunch Lady trouble...
Doing his best squirrel imitation...

Playing with his band, "The Runny Noses"....

Stage diving after an infamous Super Burp!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Unbelievable, Uncontrollable, Undead... FUN!

I'm thrilled to announce that a new book for Penguin I've illustrated, Zombiekins, has shambled to the bookshelves! It's been over year in the works and I'm very happy how it turned out. The zombie book for kids is hilariously written by Kevin Bolger, whom I worked with previously on Sir Fartsalot vs The Dragon cartoon.

You can check out book excerpt, news and more at at www.zombiekins.com.

The synopsis-

The little town of Dementedyville is as boring as they come--but a mysterious stuffed animal is about to liven things up . . . Stanley Nudelman buys Zombiekins at the yard sale of his neighbor, the Widow Imavitch. It looks cuddly and creepy-cute--but expose the TEDDY OF TERROR to moonlight, and strange things happen. . . . When Zombiekins gets loose at his school, Stanley finds himself in GRAVE danger. Because if his teacher Mr. Baldengrumpy discovers he turned the whole school into zombies, Stanley will be in detention till he's, like, 80! Can Stanley and his best friend Miranda save their schoolmates from eternal zombiefication? If not, will Mr. Baldengrumpy even notice?
A few early reviews for Zombiekins-

“A contemporary riff on Dahl, but perhaps even funnier”
- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A very lively zombie tale that will no doubt be gobbled up by readers”
- Quill and Quire
You can buy Zombiekins at-


Barnes & Noble

Indie Bound


A few samples of zombie mayhem...

Friday, July 02, 2010

Illustration Pages

My work is now featured on the excellent Illustration Pages- a site dedicated to showcasing artist's Facebook pages. Check out the rest of their inspirational posts.

Illustration Pages on Facebook

Thanks Lou!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Paul Bunyan Characters

Character designs for the
Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan graphic novel.
You'll find them lurking in the dark woods of the ol' Midwest.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan Graphic Novel!

Ol' Bunyan is so big I could barely fit him on the cover!


The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan, a new graphic novel I've illustrated has lumbered to the shelves! It's a classic American Tall Tale hilariously retold by Martin Powell.

In this story we discover the Paul and his blue ox, Babe are the cause of the Grand Canyon, Lake Superior, the Smokey Mountains and many more American landmarks. The giant twosome also have epic battle royales with Bee-skeeters, Giant Saber-Toothed Beavers and Old Man Winter himself!

This is the third graphic novel I've done in the Graphic Spin series for Stone Arch Books. First two were the The Three Little Pigs and The Ugly Duckling. But this story was especially close to me because I grew up in Paul Bunyan country and have heard his legend told around campfires and have spied him looming over diners and rest stops throughout the highways of Wisconsin.

Paul Bunyan was designed by the super talented Bob Lentz- an art director at Stone Arch. Here's the Olde Timey Northwoods Shoppe (and character page) in the front of the book...

The climatic ending with Ol' Man Winter...

Other "Big Men" Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill and John Henry round out the Graphic Spin Tall Tale series. Have a look at John Henry- beautifully illustrated by Nelson Evergreen.

You can buy Paul Bunyan at Amazon US, Amazon UK or a buncha other places!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Three Little Pigs Graphic Novel- Best Illustrated of 2009

Original Sketch of The Big Bad Wolf

Ashbooks, a book review and community website has named The Three Little Pigs Graphic Novel one of the fifteen best illustrated children's books of 2009. Wow!

Read more HERE.