Thursday, August 20, 2009


My 2009 title, "The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody" officially hits retail today. I'm very happy with this one, and hope that it can capture the same audience that embraced "Goodnight Goon."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Watercolor astronaut

Again, more of my pen and ink/watercolor experiments. I think that this was the first one that I drew. Perhaps the under-drawing is too strong in this one, but I like the line, and the energy. It's a good direction, and once I complete my next project, I hope to persue this style and make it work.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just to be fair...

Here's a nice picture of Gavin, my younger son. For no good reason at all.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Graduation!

My son Declan graduated from Pre-School today. He'll be going to Kindergarten in September. We're proud of you, buddy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

More Caveman Stuff

Here's another of my loose pen and ink/watercolor drawings. Again, I'm very happy with this one, but wonder if others will see it as free and spirited, or rushed and sloppy. It's a fine line to walk, but I feel that I'm getting there. Click to see it bigger!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sketchbook Monsters

Here's a pair that made me laugh. Click on them to see them more closely.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

BookTowne, NJ!

A big Thank You to everyone at BookTowne in Manasquan NJ. It was a beautiful day, and a great way to launch "The Runaway Mummy!" And thanks for everyone who stopped by to buy a book, or just to say hello.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Book Signing, Manasquan NJ

I will be at the wonderful Booktowne book store in Manasquan NJ, on Saturday Aug. 8, from 12:00-2:00. Feel free to come on down and say hello. I'm hoping they will have copies of The Runaway Mummy for sale, even though it's not officially out until Aug. 20.---Mike

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Runaway Mummy-Review

I recieved a very good review in the current issue of Publisher's Weekly. They really understood what we were going for with this book.

PW Review

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More watercolor work

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'd really like to change the way I complete my drawings. On one hand, I'd like to go all digital, like the robot drawing from last week. On the other hand, I'd like to stop using the computer all together. I have nothing against it, I'm just looking for a more immediate, hands-on style. Here's a drawing of a boy and a little monster doing a dance. The monster is too dark. I was using Dr. Martin's concentrated water colors, and man, they are rich. Next time I'll thin it out a bit. I'm pretty happy with the line, and I even like the pencil line visable underneath. There's a sense of process there that gets lost in digital work.