InSnowflakes Fall,Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. This is the first picture book I designed at Random House and it certainly is special and unique. You can learn more about it by watching the trailer and interviews here. I had the honor of meeting Patricia and Steven. Both are amazing, warm, kind, and extremely talented people. Working closely with Steven on the design and layout of the book will forever be a cherished memory and experience.
Snowflakes Fall is starting to gain momentum, and has already debuted at #9 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Last, but not least, the book also garnered a review by Roger Sutton, editor-in-chief of the Horn Book, where he highlighted the layout design by saying, "the text of the poem is arranged imaginatively within Kellogg's dancing paintings of frolicking children and skies of snow." You can order your copy at: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/231899/snowflakes-fall-by-patricia-maclachlan
Together with my cohort in crime-writing, Joe Merkel, and the illustrious illustrator Andie Tong, I've crafted a spooky story full of macabre mayhem. Thrills and chills abound when Gentleman Ghost creates an army of zombies with a hunger for the Justice League. Will the heroes survive or end up as bite-size morsels?
Hey gang, the great Matt 'MATMAN' Herring, over at Secret Identity Podcast wrote up a great article about the need for appropriate comics-themed stories for kids. He even gave a shout out to yours truly, a modest and humble champion for truth, justice, and awesome adventures for fans of all ages! :)
Hey there, everybody! Need your Batman/Superman fix before the movie comes out? Then wait no more! Get your gloves on 'BATTLE IN METROPOLIS', the latest super-hero story written by yours truly and illustrated by Andy Smith (with colors by Brad Vancata).
Greetings friends and fans! What a whirlwind of a weekend. I'm still recovering from the amount of awesome that took place at the Kids Corral, sponsored by Comic Book Classroom, at the Denver Comic Con this year. I won't bore you with my words, since these pictures are filled with thousands of them! Thanks again to everyone who visited my booth, supported children's literacy, and geeked out by my side. YOU'RE ALL SUPER, FRIENDS!!
And while everyone looked awesome and happy, I gotta save the best pic for last. This cool kid came over, rapped with me about how to draw Spider-Man, then disappeared for awhile. When he returned, he presented me with this amazing Spider-Man sketch. AW YEAH!