Hello, and welcome to the Art of the Picture Book! This summer has been very busy with the launch of my new picture book, Woodchuck Chuck. So I haven't had a ton of time to blog about it all. I think I keep waiting for my life to slow down - but we all know how that goes. So, while I should be getting ready to head to Salt Lake for an interview with Studio 5, I decided to start this blog. I hope you will find it interesting and helpful.
I know many people who have an idea for a picture book and wonder about how to make it a reality. I grew up loving picture books and now I am creating them. The life of an artist/illustrator is not as cut and dried as some professions. My wife teases me that I should've become a dentist - (some may disagree, but she says when you get out of dental school, you are a dentist)
We discovered that when you come out art school, you sort of fish around, discover yourself, do what pays, do stuff that doesn't pay, and live with a lot of uncertainty about your career. I am still on that journey, (which is much more interesting than cleaning teeth) but feel like I have come to an exciting point in my career. Thank you for joining me!