This week brought the exceptionally good news that Hallmark UK has chosen to license my cartoon “Spectickles” for its greeting cards, giftwrap, gift bags, and a bunch of other gift-related stuff. Hallmark is such an iconic name in the global gift market, I was thrilled beyond words when I received word of the deal. I’m… More Big News – Hallmark UK and “Spectickles”!
I’m always looking for ways to improve as an artist, and have had the good fortune to stumble on this video on Youtube – Patrick LaMontagne is a syndicated Canadian cartoonist and unbelievably talented. Stick around toward the end of the video as he shows his paintings. I’ve learned volumes from this video tutorial and… More Cartooning In Photoshop
I’ve had the good fortune to have been approached by Bill Kellogg, marketing director of the dynamic Ink Bottle Syndicate, to run my cartoon “Spectickles” in a new weekly feature, “The Funnies Extra” (coming soon to a town near you – ask for it for your local newspaper!). “The Funnies Extra” is put out by… More Ink Bottle Syndicate, Funnies Extra, and Introducing, “Karma Cafe”
My wife had encouraged me to give it a whirl, and since trying it, I’ve realy enjoyed the process of creating art for children. Both of my sons were big-time dinosaur fans when they were little, so I thought an image like that might be fun. I call this one, “Fat, Dumb, and Happy” – not to… More More Children’s Illustration
Podcasts are a terrific way to find inspiration – Escape From Illustration Island is among the best. Thomas James, who runs the site, is an experienced illustrator and a very talented interviewer. The podcasts, which are available on his site, are filled with very helpful advice and insight into the professional illustration market. Whenever I’m working… More Escape From Illustration Island Podcast
My wife has been urging me to try a more illustrative style geared to children and I figured I’d give it a whirl. My illustration agent Kiki Pollard of the Alexander Pollard Agency really likes it which does much for my confidence, and I’ve enjoyed the process very much, so I think I’ll try some… More Children’s Illustration