“It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk” One of my Favorite Pages.

“It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk” is out now!!!  Written by Josh Funk and illustrated by yours truly.  One of my favorite spreads from the book was the title page. I wanted to establish right from the beginning Jack and Bessie’s friendship and to show them in a moment together before the story began. If you look really closely, you can see the silhouette of the Giant’s castle in the cloud shadows created by the moonlight. Also, there is a hidden fairy tale character in this spread. Probably the hardest one to find.

If you have not already purchased “It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk”, its available now at your local bookstore.  Or you can purchase it on Amazon at this link  http://a.co/fFFuB3d

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And because “It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk” was so well received before it debut . . .

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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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

Colour Collective Mars Violet

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This weeks Colour Collective color was Mars Violet so it reminded me of the color of mud.  Then I remembered a lesser known fairy tale called “The Pig Brother”.  Story goes since the little boy kept his room dirty, the fairy told him to go find his brother, while she fixed his room. He talks to a squirrel, a wren, and a cat asking if they were his brothers. They deny they are his brothers because they are clean. Along comes a pig, which the boy tries to avoid asking the question to, and the pig tells him that they are brothers. The fairy shows up and asks if the little boy would like to live like his brother the pig. The little boy says no, so he makes a deal with the fairy to keep his room clean and he wont live with his brother the pig.