Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bichon needs work

Linda looked BICHON over and it needs work.  I agree.  Will have to juggle that with finishes on ZIG. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Exhausted after the 2 planned workshops.  Successful day.  About 10 people in Voorheesville and 40 (with waiting list!) in Guilderland.  Love the way kids dive into their drawings.  The 3 "games" worked very well.

Thinking of reducing amount I draw/demo and have instead drawn lists of items to consider.
-hair, barrettes, whiskers, facial hair, glasses, earrings, etc
-clothes, hats, shoes, stripes, dots, etc 
To explore. 

Wish I could post some of the kids drawings.  I hint and hint but they hold on to their work.  Maybe a good sign that they are proud of their efforts? 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

preparing for workshops

Spent all day preparing for tomorrow's library workshops.  One in Voorheesville, the other in Guilderland. 

Made some samples of various "games" for cartooning.  

Game #1: Potato heads:
Game # 2: Character in motion:
Game # 3: Story in 3 or 4 panels:

Monday, April 1, 2013

catching up

Obviously, I am not a very reliable blogger.  Last post was April 26, 2011.  Over 2 years ago.  Embarrassing. 

Since then, finished book THE VERY TINY BABY.  Release date Spring 2014.  Such a long wait.  

Waited for months for Dial to be ready to start work on ZIG.  Added text to the wordless dummy.  A happy addition suggested by astute editor, Lucia.  Reviewed dummy and pagination, following list of suggestions that came early March.  Waiting for response on that.  Good feeling about editor-art director team.

Submitted a dummy TELL ME HOW I WAS MADE to dear agent Linda P.  She didn't think it marketable.  I reluctantly agreed.  Months of work but better to move on.

Submitted new idea BICHON or the ADVENTURES of a LITTLE FRENCH DOG last week.  Anxious about Linda's reaction to it.  No news yet.

Need to prepare for 2 library workshops on Wednesday.