Thursday, May 14, 2009

Seconds of Chicken

DES Studio is filling up with pictures of a little red chicken!
Here's another sneaky-peeky preview. (Just a detail.)

Signing off from under a snow of art,

Monday, May 11, 2009

Chicken in Progress


For the last month or two, I have been working on the final art for Interrupting Chicken, forthcoming next year from Candlewick. This is without a doubt the most complex book I've done so far. Things are going well, but I am still pecking away. Here's a sneak peek while I shirk work (for a moment)!

See ya in the studio,

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just One More Book Interview

Hi all,

Back in November I was glad to be part of a really lovely conversation with YA author Jeanne Birdsall, illustrator Jane Dyer, and author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka, at Jeanne's house. It was moderated and recorded by Mark Blevis of Just One More Book.

We all talked about our love of books and how we got into the business, shared some laughs (and ate some delicious pound cake). Now it's been edited, snazzy jazz has been added, and you can hear it here! [Just scroll down to April 14 (Rock Stars of Reading 7).]

Listening brought back warm memories of a cold night in Massachusetts.

See ya in the podcasts,