Thursday, September 27, 2012

moo mini cards

In anticipation of an upcoming promotional event at my new local Barnes and Noble, I just had these adorable mini-cards printed at I couldn't be happier with them. Even the box in which they came is a delight.

Moo minis are the same width as a standard business card, but are half as tall. As with all moo cards, you can load different images for each card in the box if you like. I didn't do that this time, but some day, for sure!

Monday, September 17, 2012

icy editorial

I made this image recently for Jay Judge, head of visuals at the Baltimore Sun. The article was about a new type of plastic surgery that freezes off those last few stubborn pounds. The procedure is recommended only for those who don't have tons of body fat to lose.

In other news: The image is so tall and thin, I tried to pair it with another similarly shaped illustration on my website. Twice. It didn't work, and my husband suggested adding a dress. What do you think? Click here to see, then come back and let me know.




Thursday, September 13, 2012

From Chicago to San Francisco

Last winter I inked 240 pages worth of drawings for 2 new Duopress titles: Doodle Chicago (by Jerome Pohlen), and Doodle San Francisco (by Puck). They are finally available, and they look amazing! Designer Charla Pettinglill did a fantastic job on both books.

Doodle Chicago and Doodle San Francisco are available in various sites around the cities they feature, and can be ordered on-line at both Amazon and B & N.

Check out Duopress's website for more info.

And yes, those are the Blues Brothers at the bottom of the photo. They are waiting in line very patiently, because everyone in Chicago is polite.

Friday, September 7, 2012

doodle box

Late last summer I wrote a post titled 1000 sheets of paper, in honor of my first Doodle books (and all of the paper it took to create them) for Duopress. This week we are wrapping up our sixth joint Doodle endeavor.

I had to find a bigger box.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

thank you, AGM!

Late in the summer of 2002, I got my first e-mail from Anna Goodson. Her note asked why I hadn't responded to an earlier inquiry (which got lost in cyberspace): Was I not interested in representation by AGM, Inc.? I almost fell out of my chair. Smoke rose as my fingers flew, typing out my reply: OF COURSE I AM INTERESTED!

That was ten years ago. Since then, Anna has become a trusted friend. She and her partner Sylvie (and MJ and Joanne, in the office) worked hard to promote me and the entire AGM gang—which, back then, included photographers. The snapshot above shows a tiny sample of all of the printed promos I have from AGM, and does not include the books Anna used to make every year, or any hint of her vast on-line presence.

After a decade-long partnership with AGM, my job log is crammed with nearly a thousand entries, so I'd say it was all a huge success. :o)

Anna not only gave me a wonderful illustration career, she also generously showed up via Skype to help me teach countless Self-Promotion classes at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In the area of self-promo, she taught me almost everything I know. I never could have taught that class, if not for my experience with AGM and my friendship with Anna. She is very, very good at what she does, and countless students have benefitted from her wealth of knowledge.

After ten amazing years, I am moving on to pursue the children's book market more exclusively. I will be working with a new agency (soon to be announced), and am very excited about what the future holds—including a continued friendship with the awesome Anna Goodson, illustration rep par excellence.

To see Anna's amazing group of artists, click here.