Archive for the ‘Illustration’ Category

Fotographical Friday: Double layer puzzle I did years ago. 

August 25, 2017

Pissed-off poisson 

June 8, 2017

New children’s book. 

October 18, 2016

FREE PREVIEW! For the next two weeks you can sample the new kids e-book by my friends Shari Berman and Chris Benker, with illustrations by me. Please share!


Happy Mayforth!

May 4, 2015

(Amazing illustrator Hal Mayforth, that is)



July 27, 2014

I did this tray puzzle pre-fatherhood and just broke it out for My preschooler. It has two illustrations – color for the pieces, and black and white for the tray. Some elements are in the same place – sand, horizon, lifeguard chair – but the people are doing different things (which you can’t see here).



See horse

June 27, 2014

A self-drawn selfie for an article I illustrated.



June 26, 2014

This was rejected by the wife…er, the client as too creepy.


Rejected sketch

May 14, 2014


I spy

December 9, 2013


What’s wrong with this drawing? While you ponder that, let me explain.

This is a sketch for the children’s archeology magazine, Dig, and the illustration is of a very old story about two brothers. As you can see, the one on top is pleading with the other.

And that is the problem: the brother is pleading with the palms of his hand facing up, so the thumbs should be in the outside of the hands, not the inside. I didn’t catch this until I had already inked one hand in the final drawing.

Happy (Hal) Mayforth

May 4, 2013

One of the best humorous illustrators ever. Copying his loose style helped me break out of my rather stiff style when I was a wee baby cartoonist. (More of his work here. )