Monday, June 30, 2014

Finished Painting

I was able to steal a little time here and there while working on several other projects to finish this piece up. I actually started it 3 times, but was never happy with the direction it was going in, (artistically, not literally) — till now. Glad I persisted.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Background Noise

Drawing in front of the tube last night… technically anyway. Although I would have looked up if something sounded interesting. But, for the most part, I was busy drawing. As for what was on — Probably the news… I didn’t look up.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Cover Concept

Good ideas usually get better with a little help. This was my first cover concept for “Jump!” I wanted to see what the main character, Barb, might look like while I was still working out the story. This image really stuck with me but it was suggested that I take another stab at it. The word Jump… well, didn’t jump. Now wouldn’t that have been awkward. letting go of an idea isn't always easy, but I'm always amazed at how much better they get when they're challenged a little. I'm glad I had the opportunity to re-think this cover.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Barb Book

I was in Starbucks the other day and had “jump!” with me. A woman with three kids saw the book and shouted, “Oh, you have the Barb book! We just love that book, we read it every night.” I’m thrilled to have my book identified by its main character.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sign them? I thought they said read them!

I signed 8 cases of Jump this morning.