Monday, October 5, 2020

Cincinnati Cabinet of Curiosities


My first Kickstarter ever is live!!! I even made a flaming skull graphic to celebrate!
This is such a cool book; I CANNOT wait to share it! You are supporting some wonderful Cincinnati artists if you back us and will learn about some really interesting and scary Cincinnati lore!
Artists include:
Thomas O Miller (front cover), Eamon Hill (Back Cover), Tim Fuller, Rodney Fyke, Jay Kalagayan, Kat Klowkow (editor), Dylan Speeg, Brandon Wagner, and Christina Wald (protect manager)!

See the video here:

I did the story on Cincinnati's urban legend about Satan's Hollow! It has everything! Ghosts, flaming skulls, shadow men, and a dash of satanic panic!

Here is an article about our comic in the Cincinnati Enquirer:

Friday, October 2, 2020

Cover Reveal of my Next Picture Book!


The cover of my next picture book was just revealed! The story is so sweet!

Read about the design here:

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Cabinet of Curiosities Hometown Haunts


As you know, I have been working on a comic anthology between deadlines. We are Kickstarting it in October! 

We love the subject matter so much that we started a podcast about all things regionally paranormal and beyond!

The first episode drops tonight at midnight!

Subscribe to our channel and listen!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Preorder A Wish for Pangolin

A Wish for Pangolin from San Diego Zoo Global is available for preorder from my favorite local bookseller, Inscribed Books & Gifts and the books can also be signed!­čśŐ

Friday, April 10, 2020

Interview with Studio 56

I recently was interviewed by Brenda Murray with Studio 56 about children's book illustration.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy New Year

The year has started with a bang! An image from A Warm Winter Tail by Carrie Pearson and published by Arbordale is in the Mazza Museum of International Picture Books 2020 calendar!. I could not be more excited!

Calendar Cover

November is now my month!

Also, I do have a holiday card this year, it is just really late...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

New Book: Bia endeckt Afrika

I have another book from Werd & Weber out. It was my second all watercolor book. I really enjoyed illustrating it.

The author is Bea Petri and is about her experiences in Burkina Faso where she started a school.

Info about that is here:

Order here:

Sunday, September 29, 2019

After Effects Fun

I have wanted to learn how to work in After Effects for years. 

I finally am dipping my toes in the water with this book trailer for Macarroned on a Dessert Island and an intro video for my webcomic, Embrace the Crone.

It turns out that it is not much different than working in Adobe Premiere Elements but with more stuff.

Support my Patreon here:

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sketch Trip to Ireland in June 2020

Vanessa Sorensen and I are conducting a sketch tour of Ireland in June 2020. Join us! Space is limited to 9 guests.

If you are like me and have a serious castle obsession, this trip is for you!

Get info here:

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Sketch Diary: Light Grey Art Lab Residency And Norway!

Bergen from the top of the hill, the goat's name is Festus

My interpretation of a Huldra, a type of siren in Norweigian folklore

I recently went on Light Grey Art Lab's Norway residency at part of Team Huldra. It was an amazing experience and an excuse to meet a bunch of wonderful creatives.

After the residency, my mom and cousins met me in Bergen for more exploration. 

When I got back, I thought I did not do much sketching until I counted them. I did 32 sketches over 17 days!

Freya and her cat chariot, June 3rd
The spectacular train ride from Oslo to Bergen

Studies from the train, June 4th
Bergen at my Air BnB, June 5th
Bus sketch, June 5th
First nature walk, June 5th
Waterfall sketch, June 6th
Sketch from the Ingebrigt Vik Museum in ├śystese
Church and Graveyard in ├śystese, June 6th
Marina, June 7th

Waiting for the bus, June 7th
Beautiful waterfall. I was actively rained on while doing this sketch. I think it improved it! June 8th
Rune mat I made when we made our own runes, June 9
Last sketch with the LGAL crew, June 10th
Bergen Week
After the residency we explored Bergen.

Fjord tour, June 11th

The iconic harbor, June 11th
Norges Fiskerimuseum, June 12th
Maria Snyder took this picture of me sketching at the Fisheries Museum
Little boat at the fisheries museum, June 12th
Mom and me 

Dinner at FG, June 12th
 Jens Harald Bratlie Edvard Grieg Museum, June 13th

We got to see a wonderful piano performance at the Edvard Grieg Museum.

The Bryggen, June 13th
St. Mary's, June 13th
Viking boat at Bergen Maritime Museum, June 14th
One of the supercool models at the Maritime Museum, June 14th
Fish Soup at the Zupperia on June 11th
View from our gorgeous Air BnB in Bergen, June 15th
Last sketch in Bergen of one of the Art Museum buildings, June 15th
Bergen was amazing. There was also a music festival going on during our trip. We could hear Robert Plant and Patti Smith performing from our apartment!

Beautiful Bergen sunset!
Our band photo! 
One of my favorite Bergen sketches, June 15th

On to Oslo...

We had a very short time and very quick sketches.

Sketched in Aker Brygge, June 16th
The Folk Art Museum, June 17th
I loved the little houses at the Folk Art Museum. I want to do more studies later.

Adorable houses at the Folk Art Museum!
Mom and me at the Munch Museum
Obligatory Munch The Shriek photo

That was the trip! It was an amazing journey!