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October 13, 2017
Baseball Fever!
In celebration of the post season excitement here are five fun spots. Enjoy!

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September 21, 2017
Lots of new work in progress
A children's book, YA and several fun illustrated deeper literary properties in progress. Unfortunately for contractual and copyright reasons I am required to be vague and can't show any of my work at this time. Frustrating! Stay tuned.

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June 21, 2017
Limerick Comics

The LimerickComics.com web site is now live! Limerick Comics is a 48 page children's book featuring original limericks presented in a comic book format with six panels per page.

A limerick is a humorous verse of five lines, three long and two short, rhyming aabba. The sixth panel of each page in this book is a supplemental paragraph of factual background information related to the subject matter in that limerick.

The 42 Limericks have been written, edited and revised and the Author is now accepting inquiries from publishers.

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May 11, 2017
Grandpa Telling Adventure Stories
Another children's illustration. A young boy and his friend are entertained by grandpa's stories of adventures he experienced during his long lifetime.

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February 02, 2017
Firstgarten!

Firstgarten!, the most recent picture book I illustrated, is available now. It is the story of a young boy who would rather stay in kindergarten than move on to first grade, written by educator Carliss Maddox. You can read a more detailed description and get your own copy here.

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December 02, 2016
The Fierce Investment Group
A recent corporate illustration extolling the wisdom of investing wisely.

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November 16, 2016
Money Hunt
Editorial piece illustrating the unfortunate situation of needing to take money from that trophy retirement savings plan.

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August 30, 2016
The Zoo of Impossible Animals
Author Rob Crisell's first novel for middle schoolers "The Zoo of Impossible Animals" is out. This is a really fun adventure story. You can read a more detailed description and get your own copy here.

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August 01, 2016
Tulvia Lane Web Site
Author Nakeshia Nickerson has an informative new web site for the Tulvia Lane series. Check it out for information on the characters, upcoming events and forthcoming books and products! TulviaLane.com

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July 10, 2016
Limericks for Kids
I created these three illustrations to accompany author Robert Hoyman's submission of his children's book of limericks to select publishers. This collection of limericks is a lot of fun and each limerick features an additional informational panel that is a great educational bonus for kids.

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April 27, 2016
Clash of Values
Spring is here. It's time to get out, tidy up the yard and prepare for those outdoor activities!

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February 20, 2016
Ancient Technology Revealed

Modern technology has recently revealed surprisingly advanced ancient technologies!

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February 18, 2016
Dogtology Comes out on Top!
Dogtology is currently the #1 Amazon Best Seller in two categories!

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February 08, 2016
Listen Like a Dog

I created 13 interior chapter opener illustrations for Jeff Lazarus' latest book "Listen Like a Dog". This book takes a serious look at the art of listening with humorous analogies throughout demonstrating how humans can learn to be better listeners using dogs as examples.

Buy from HCI Books or Amazon

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January 19, 2016
Loosey-Goosey Baseball
The latest children's picture book I illustrated co-written by former MLB pitcher Steve Trout and Marlene Matthias is now available here. This fun story has baseball tips woven throughout and an important message for parents.

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August 27, 2015
The Dog Days of Summer
This has been the hottest summer on record here and it's still going strong. The thick haze from regional forest fires reminds me of growing up in LA in the heyday of leaded gasoline and minimal concern for air quality. Living 300+ miles from the coast leaves cooling seaside breezes only a distant memory.

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June 27, 2015
Book Illustration
I recently created this illustration for a quirky little story in a book of quirky stories. Can't say more right now.

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April 21, 2015
Dogtology gets great review in Chicago Tribune

Dogtology is included in an April 14 review in the Chicago Tribune under the heading "The latest, greatest books about animals". Dogtology is a belief system that explains humankind's fur-ociously fanatical devotion to Dog. This hilarious book is filled with witty insights into our relationship with Dog. Release date is June 2, 2015, but you can pre-order now at dogtology.com.

I created over 30 interior illustrations for the book.

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April 04, 2015
Water Conflict
Looming water shortages will create conflict as all affected parties attempt to meet their own needs.

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April 01, 2015
1st Place Winner!
Latonya S. Hicks Children's book The Goldenly Wreath is the winner of the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Children's Inspirationa/ Motivational category. It was great meeting Latonya at our Barnes & Noble Seattle book signing March 28th!

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March 30, 2015
Time for Kids
These are two of four illustrations I did for recent editions of Time for Kids magazine.

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March 25, 2015
Vampspew, the graphic novel
The second edition of my b&w graphic novel Vampspew with many revised illustrations is now available here.

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February 09, 2015
Sleeping with the Fishes
Book cover of a dark subject matter.

 

January 15, 2015
The Infrastructure Express
Editorial illustration about decaying infrastructure.

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January 09, 2015
The Goldenly Wreath
The long awaited second printing of the children's book The Goldenly Wreath is now available! Written with one of the most inspirational and engaging narratives for children’s books today, The Goldenly Wreath is an important reminder to readers of all ages that no challenge is too great to overcome if you believe in yourself.

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January 07, 2015
Strange Experiences on the Oregon Trail
Since I live on the Oregon Trail I have long wanted to do a painting depicting some aspect of that and recently had the opportunity.

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November 25, 2014
Hard at Work

A self portrait - to some extent.

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October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween!
I worked up this illustration from a rough sketch that was killed at an early stage. I did 32 illustrations for that project which is a humorous book for dog lovers titled Dogtology. It will be available June 2, 2015. I will be posting more about it in the coming months. If you love dogs or know someone who does you will definitely want this book.