25 March 2010

What's Wrong? Teasers.

I have been extremely busy and I am very thankful for it. Between taking care of my daughter, drawing, teaching, and telling my wife just how cute she is, I haven't had much time to update my blog and I apologize for that. The good people at Highlights for Children continue to keep me busy with the What's Wrong? back covers and here are some little previews. The first three are from a City Street Corner scene which will hopefully be on the July issue (I'm not sure). I crammed this one with as much stuff as I could. There are a ton of "nods" to pop culture as well (although I suppose most kids won't get them, the parenst should have some fun finding them). How many pop culture references can you find in the toy store window below?

I love drawing pigeons and raccoons.

The two shown below are from another What's Wrong? that I am currently in the process of coloring. The colors are actually not finished but I thought give you a little preview anyway.

Can anyone guess the name of this horse?

The Ostrich was my wife's idea.

03 March 2010

Creepy Visitor.

We had two great blizzards here in the Philadelphia area last month (a total of around 84 inches since December 2009). With only a week left of my wife's maternity leave these blizzards were a welcome event. I got to spend some good time with Daisy and Virginia. However, we did receive an unwelcome guest at our back door...

On February 21, 2010 at 10:53 am Snowman died at our back door. The very thing that he sought destroyed him. There is a lesson in this for us all. Snowman leaves behind his children: Water, Vapor, and Dirt. Funeral services were held in Chuck Dillon's back yard with a eulogy by the gracious Pastor Shovel.

We will miss you, Snowman. You were a very creepy companion over those couple of weeks.