My book Camas and Sage (written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent) got a Skipping Stones 2016 book award in Nature and Ecology.
It also was featured on HuffPost Books: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vicki-cobb/where-the-buffalo-roam_b_9659668.html
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
I will be featured in a segment of arts Bridge this weekend. I hope I do not seem too tongue-tied.
Episode ScheduleTuesday May 31: 10AM, 3PM, and 10PM on Channel 48.3 (CET Arts)
It should be available to stream after. I will post a link when it is available.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Right before The Force Awakens came out, Kevin Necessary and I talked about doing a Star Wars tribute show. We knew at the time, we were too crazy busy to do it but the topic kept coming up and Kevin suggested having his good friends at Brew House host the show.
Fortunately for us, they were up for it! Next, we had to cajole our many busy artist friends to participate. We are overwhelmed with the results!
See the total artist list here:
Also, Anthony "Tank" Mansfield, Jaimie Filer, Justin Stewart and I will be making live art during the show.
The show is at Brew House on 1047 East McMillan from 6-1l.
I will be auctioning off my live art to Force for Change and BH will also be donating a portion of food and drink sales plus any other donations.
Most of the art on the wall is for sale too. I have five new Star Wars pieces up.
|Finn from The Force Awakens|
|West End Star Wars Game Books with my art|
Hope to see everyone on the 4th!
|A piece from Operation: Elrood; one of my favorites done all old school in marker, ink, pencil and airbrush|
Finally, every artist wrote a blurb about what Star Wars meant to them and a favorite quote. Here is mine:
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Anyway, Happy Easter!
Perhaps this is a sequel to last year? Part on me thinks I may have been one of those bunny drawing monks in a past life…
Monday, January 11, 2016
Here are a couple spreads:
It is about a Galapagos turtle named Speed and a baby orangutan named Pongo who travel through the zoo at night reminiscing about the first animals brought there.
Here it is on display at the zoo. I hope to do a signing there soon. You can buy it here: http://shopsandiegozoo.com/collections/centennial/products/childrens-book-cd-paws-hoofs-and-wings
|Surrounded by hero plushes!|
|Shari with a couple fans...|
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
It looks like it will be another crazy year in 2016. I have a lot of great things lined up and am kicking things off with a trip to Costa Rica with some friends and a university group.
I plan to do a lot of sketching and painting while there.
Here is a sketch from recent trip to the Krohn Conservatory with a group of fabulous ladies. Their holiday display is extraordinary and they add to it every year.
|Sarah, me, Amy, Anisha, and Vanessa|
Thursday, December 10, 2015
|Bison in winter...|
It was written by amazing non-fiction writer Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.
Here is a nice mention from the CBC website in their Hot off the Press feature: http://www.cbcbooks.org/cbc_book/camas-sage-a-story-of-bison-life-on-the-prairie/#.VmnWcL-odWV
Monday, November 30, 2015
I did a little live painting in the booth. It was a fun day!
I am currently sinking my teeth into another book for them out next fall. Details soon!
|The Arbordale Crew|
Thursday, October 29, 2015
|Adorable, shell shocked baby fox|
The animals were delightfully active and it was a good day to be out in peak fall color.
I was particularly obsessed with the baby gray fox above. He looked so new and vulnerable. He eventually curled up and had the pose my cat has when he is settling down with his ears in the owl position.
Our other favorites were the merekats, the lions, the African painted dogs and the Visayan warty pigs.
|A composite of my sketches from my mini-sketchbook|
He was pretty chill and enjoying a spa day in his mud bath...
|Wrestling lion cubs-too cute!|
In other news, I am planning to go to Costa Rica the beginning of January. I am still playing the airfare chess game, so hopefully I can get a good deal. It would better be described as a shell game. I think the artificial intelligence that puts together these flight legs is some kind of sadist. It is a system designed to give you kind of what you are looking for but deliberately not.
I look forward to sketching there!
Sunday, October 11, 2015
|From Cash Kat out in 2016!|
I am going to be speaking about my experience illustrating for children's books at the Cincinnati SCBWI meeting, 7pm Tuesday, Oct 13th at the Sharonville Library.
It is free and open to the public. I hope to see you there!
From the newsletter:
The next meeting for the Cincinnati SCBWI group is at the Sharonville Library from - .
Our speaker is Christina Wald, a local children’s book illustrator who specializes in animal and science work. She’s a prolific artist with over 20 years’ experience in the field and has worked with numerous major publishers including Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Hachette, Penguin, and National Geographic, as well as on smaller-scale projects directly with authors.
Christina will talk about how she became a children’s book illustrator and what it’s like to work on a picture book from start to finish, including how she works with writers and publishers.
If you would like to have Christina sign one of her books, please feel free to buy it ahead of time and bring it to the meeting. We’ll leave time at the end for her to sign.
To learn more about Christina and the amazing books she’s illustrated, please visit her website: http://www. christinawald.com/ or her blog: http://christinawald.blogspot.com/
Friday, September 11, 2015
|Portrait I did of Amanda Palmer after I read the book.|
#38–The Art of Asking Discussed
Margot Madison asked me to join the Creative Juice Podcast discussion about Amanda Palmer's book The Art of Asking.
I loved the audio book and it was a fun time talking about it. Maybe if I do enough of these podcasts, I will learn to articulate myself better.
We discuss why is it so hard to ask for help in this culture, how the world would be better with more people helping each other and the importance of community, especially if you are a creative.
Listen here! http://thejuicecast.com/art-asking/
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
I have taken lots of bison pictures in Yellowstone, Missouri, and Kentucky. The reference came in really handy. I take a lot of pictures everywhere because I never know what will come up next!
I will show off a little interior art in a couple months.
Monday, August 31, 2015
I love that the new show I am having with Anthony "Tank" Mansfield and Jaimie Filer at Pop Revolution Gallery is called The-Show-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named.
I have some cool new pieces for the show but it the meantime, here is a cartoon I did with
See you September 17th!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
I just got in samples of my latest book I Want to Be a Crocodile from Capstone/Picture Window.
I really loved working on it; such a wonderful manuscript! I should have it at Books By the Banks and it can also be ordered here.
I will also be at the Books By the Banks poster unveiling in early September. Stay tuned!
|The Metamorphosis... More fun than Kafka!|
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
That means you can order signed books from anywhere in the world to be delivered anywhere in the world!
Also, Fibonacci Zoo is now available!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
|Sketch from a group outing with Jeb and the CJ crew|
Friday, April 24, 2015
It was a lot of fun! Listen here: http://thejuicecast.com/practice-practice-practice-part-1/
While you are on the site, check out some of their other topics. The Juice Cast is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
|John the Lion, the handsome fellow I have sketched several times at the Cincinnati Zoo|
Spread the word; Share and enjoy!
|From a trip last summer...|
Also for sale is a signed copy of my book Big Cats.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
|Cherry blossoms and bunnies... 'Tis the season|
Speaking of which, this is a good time to post some of the amazing art at the pained Monasteries in Romania.
Not only are there the ones dating back to the 1400s, but they are building new ones! Such a fascinating art form. It was nice to see the artist credits on the new ones.
Growing up catholic, it is interesting to see parallel but different imagery.
|Judgement Day painting on the Voroneț Monastery done in 1547|
|Detail of the seraphim at the Humor Monastery painted in 1535|
|Lives of the saints or rather the martyrdom of them, Voroneț Monastery|
|More seraphim at Voroneț Monastery|
|A new depiction of Judgement Day|
|New Judgement Day at a church in Bucharest|
|Detail of the Judgement Day painting in Bucharest. Ioana and I were pleased to see the artists credited inside.|
|All of the Judgement Day paintings have the people being 'reconstituted', even if devoured by wild beasts. Such delightful imagery!|