Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Original Art Auction for the Hodge Family

This auction of original illustration and animation art is for a great cause. I'm happy to be a part of it. Visit the site to find out more.

Monday, November 9, 2009

13th Printing

Twelve Snails to One Lizard (A Reading Rainbow Book) is now in it's 13th printing and going strong.

Just in time for Christmas!

CARDS to delight your family and friends. Spread joy and cheer this holiday season. Original design. Click the image to find out more and to view other fun gift ideas.


Review in Kirkus Reviews, (STARRED)


Illus. by the author

On the planet Quirk, the Everything Machine gradually supplants both the drudgery and creativity of the populace, which on most days .just stayed in bed.. The industrious machine paints their houses, bakes their pies, scratches their backs and even colors Little Greebo Moonhead's coloring book. Its sudden breakdown flummoxes the Quirkians; its protracted repair necessitates relearning lost skills. When the machine's back online, its meddlesome expertise irks the newly resourceful citizens, who've rediscovered the satisfactions of DIY: Gardeners blossom, cooks mix it up and Little Greebo paints accomplished pictures. The Quirkian solution results in "Everything Park" with one remaining role for the now Rube Goldbergian apparatus. Layers of brushy, flat colors in clay-like textures hearken agreeably to Wallace and Grommit, while the omnipresent E.M.s bloated, white, six-fingered hands evoke a domineering Mickey Mouse a surely intentional, cleverly sinister send-up. The mix of comic panels, word bubbles and bird's-eye tableaux is terrific; Novak even provides a Quirkian history lesson via visual flashbacks in old timey sepia and blue. Dystopian allegory, lively storytelling, giggle-worthy pictures, boy appeal.yup: Everything's here. October 8, 2009.