Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sweet & Shorts: Skillshare

Have you heard of Skillshare? Virtual, project-based learning on a whole slew of subjects. I still have a Digital Illustration course I have yet to finish! Or start, for that matter. And that’s the beauty of Skillshare, that I can smoosh it into my schedule when there’s some free time. (Anyone have some to donate?!) Illustrator […]

Hello, Mr. Hulot

by David Merveille, based on the character brought to life by Jacques Tati. {published 2013, by NorthSouth Books} I was smitten by the looks of this book at first glance. Perhaps it was a bit of that orange and blue thing, and a bit of it just being so spectacular. But first, I had to […]

Sweet and Shorts: Randolph Caldecott

This has been a week for the books. Literally and figuratively and wow. Because look at that thing! The way to my heart is papered and printed, and my main squeeze knows a thing or two about that. Randolph Caldecott. Come Lasses and Lads. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1884]. First edition, with this title listed as […]

Waterloo & Trafalgar

Tonight was for writing this post and watching some football and thinking about orange and blue. And then this commercial comes on TV. (Well, this one is a few years old. Same flavor, though.) Remember this. It means something in a bit. I promise I don’t care where you buy your life insurance. by Olivier […]

You’re a Rude Pig, Bertie {book trailer}

This summer I got to work with the fantastic folks at NorthSouth Books to create a trailer for an upcoming release by Claudia Boldt, You’re a Rude Pig, Bertie! Bertie is definitely a rude pig, but he’s also irresistible and will endear himself to you the second he reveals his true heart. And I adore Claudia […]

Sweet and Shorts: The Phantom Tollbooth

A week ago, I scooped up a stack of books at the bookstore. One of those was a replacement for a long gone copy of The Phantom Tollbooth. Yesterday, I saw this. Check out the project’s Kickstarter if you’re as smitten as I am. A Norton Juster limerick personalized for you? Swoon. Speaking of swoon, […]

Hide & Eek!

by hat-trick design, illustrated by Rebecca Sutherland {published 2013, by Knock Knock} When Knock Knock knocked and asked if I wanted to take a look at this book, it was a definite Yes Yes. Check out this creepy, kooky trailer: This would have made a great Labor Day weekend camping trip book, because you need […]