Been chipping away at this piece for a couple weeks in between personal stuff, freelance, and work. Here’s my mock cover art for one of my favorite scary books as a kid, Alvin Schwartz’s ” In A Dark, Dark Room & Other Scary Stories.” Its a book that is on the banned book list. I remember in elementary school, every year for Halloween I’d check this book out. I loved it so much. Still do even as an adult. Hope one day to get to illustrate a scary book or Halloween themed book.
The Imagined Book Cover 2022 Challenge took place in November, but I had only caught it when it was halfway through. I really wanted to participate but I was working on other projects and could not fit it in my schedule. However, I did do a lot of thinking about the prompts for this challenge. Since I’m on holiday break from work and I don’t have any illustration projects or freelancing currently (which is rare so I’m taking advantage of this down time) I decided to get as many of these done before I start getting busy again.
Prompt 1: “The Three Sisters”: I knew I wanted to do a more modern YA cover look to this one with the three sisters in the tweens to early teens, but as witches. This one was a lot to work on.
I’m skipping to this next prompt cause I started sketching this when I found the challenge. Prompt 4. “The King, the Trombone and The Monkey”: Simplicity was the key for me on this one. Focused only on the three things on the title. I had imagined that the King was an opera singer and that the monkey would play the trombone for the King to sing to. Perhaps the King went through the kingdom looking for the right musician and instrument to duet with lol
As time permits, I’ll try to get to the other prompts on the list. If you search for #TheImaginedBookCover2022, you’ll be sure to find other amazing artists that actually did it on the week it came out and the list for the prompts for each mock book cover.
Been participating with these Draw This in Your Style challenges with one of my favorite illustrators, Rhode Montijo. He’s known for his vintage illustration style and also our shared love of Halloween and the Fall season. Here are a few illustrations I’ve done for this challenge the last several weeks leading to Halloween.
With the recent news of Disney Plus bring back the 90s X-Men show, I thought it would be fun to work on the rest of my 90s X-Men Fan Art. So here is Jean Grey.
When I was a kid, X-Men was my favorite tv show. I’d wake up early every Saturday morning to record every episode on VHS tapes. When I got older, I had those VHS tapes converted to DVDs. They even have the original commercials. lol
This show awakened my love for comic books and even my desire to become an artist. So I’m excited that Disney will be bringing this group of X-Men for a whole new generation to meet.
The 🐷🐷🐷 are out of the bag! It was announced this week @joshfunkbooks and my fourth book together “It’s Not The Three Little Pigs”. These three have made appearances in the previous three “It’s Not” books. So I’m excited for you all to get to meet these silly characters (and others, ahem.). So keep an eye out for further announcements! It’ll be out Fall 2022!
This Last Fan Art Animal Alphabet Characters are: U for Uncle Scrooge, V for the Velveteen Rabbit, W for Wile E. Coyote, X for Xerneas (Pokemon), Y for Yogi Bear (additional Boo Boo), and Z for Zell (Animal Crossing).
This group of Animal Alphabets Fan Art characters are: P for the Pink Panther, Q for Quick Draw McGraw (bonus Baba Looey), R for Road Runner, S for Snorkmaiden from the Moomin series, and T for Tony the Tiger.
This next Animal Alphabets Fan Art characters are:K for Kermit the Frog, L for Lion from “Steven Universe”, M for Mojo Jojo from “Power Puff Girls”, N for Nutsy from Disney’s “Robin Hood”, and O for Ozzie from “Over the Hedge”.
Today is the book birthday for Troy Wilson and my book, “Goldibooks and the Wee Bear” (Running Press). It takes the classic Goldlocks fairy tale and puts a spin on it. Instead Wee Bear breaks into Goldibook’s house and finds books! Its message that despite their differences, reading can bring people together.