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.
Its Not the three little pigs : Book Premiere
This little piggy is almost here! The fourth ITS NOT fairytale book, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by myself premieres November 1st, 2022. So be sure to get your copy online or at your local bookstore.
In this book, we’re not introduced to three, but four piglets. The fourth fights for control of her siblings’ fates against the narrator. Who will win? What happens with their houses? Who wants to be a pumpkin? All will be revealed in this book!
My First “Draw This In Your Style” with Erin Hunting
Cover Reveal for “Hey! You’re NOT Santa!” (Scholastic)
Ho Ho Moooooooo. . .erry early Christmas! lol “Hey! You’re NOT Santa!” (Scholastic) by Ethan T Berlin and illustrated by myself will debut on September 7th, 2021. Be sure to preorder at your local bookstore or online. Its a cute and quirky story about a cow that stalls for Santa. So get your milk and cookies ready, hang those stockings, cause you never know, you may have a cow filling in for Santa this year!
November is Picture Book Month
When I was a little, I remember watching the “Really Rosie” animation tv special which had stories by Maurice Sendak and songs sung by Carol King. I loved it so much that I sought other books by Maurice Sendak in the library. One of Maurice’s books in particular has always been a favorite of mine, which was “Pierre A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and Prologue”. So I chose the moment where Pierre puts himself in the Lion’s mouth to eat him. This was for my agents for November Picture Book Month.
When Marie Antoinette is Away, Mops Will Play.
Here was my piece for the zine “Historical Pooches”. Proceeds went to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Cactus Island Musicians
The Gingerbread Man Meets His Fate
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
This weeks Colour Collective was Blue Bell. Decided to explore one of my favorite childhood stories of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” I still remember in kindergarten we had our big school play. One of the stories was the 3BGG. I really wanted to be one of the goats. I did so well in the auditions, I got the lead roll in another play as the Gingerbread Boy. Still to this day, I remember how much I wanted to be a goat lol