Silas hasn't played his piano in a long time, so the piano decides to run away and find some music elsewhere.
When it's good, it's magic.
Some Silas Studies
Young Clara discovers that the rabbits plaguing Grandaddy McKinney's award-winning vegetable garden aren't varmints, they're artists. Can she convince Grandaddy McKinney to call off the exterminators and take another look at these DADBLAME RABBITS!?
Raised By Wolves
You've heard of the Three Little Pigs. Shelby is the Fourth Little Pig. When he falls off the turnip truck on the way to the new farm, Shelby finds himself adopted by a family of strange and wonderful wolves. Big and Bad don't even start to describe them...
The Turnip Truck, sketch
Shelby meets the Wolves, sketch
Odds & Ends
Sometimes you do a few one-off pieces. These are a couple of my favorites.
The Old Lady and the Fly
This image was created as part of a workshop with art director Patti Ann Harris during an SCBWI Carolinas event in 2016.
The Old Lady and the Fly sketch
Beatrix Potter Redo
I made this image as part of an illustration intensive led by Giuseppe Castellano at the Carolinas SCBWI conference in 2016. Giuseppe challenged us to rework a classic Beatrix Potter story in our own style. I chose the story of Jeremy Fisher, the frog who lets one get away. This time, however, I let him get his catch.
I've always loved the speed and surprise inherent in collage, the weirdness and magic that happens when you put two or three unrelated things on a page, the conversations those things begin to have. Initially, none of these had stories attached, but over time, I have overheard them speaking amongst themselves...