I was tagged by Tao Nyeu to answer four questions on my working process. Tao is an incredibly talented author/illustrator known for her extra cute animals in books like Wonder Bear and her most recent, Squid and Octopus, Friends for Always. Check out her working process here. And follow the blog tour backwards to get sneak … Read more
When I was in graduate school at SVA, I was able to choose an advisor during my thesis year. My choice was Pat Cummings. I asked Pat because I had been reading her books and admiring her art since “Just Us Women” appeared on Reading Rainbow in 1984. I went on to fall in love … Read more
Last weekend I was interviewed by (cool) progeny.com to help spread the word about this year’s upcoming African American Book Fair at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. I really enjoyed this interview because I had a chance to offer some advice to young artists on finding the resources (specifically in Baltimore) they need to develop their … Read more
While in NY for the SCBWI conference, I snuck away to spend a bit of time with two of my art homies, Jillian Tamaki and Sam Weber. They ambushed me and forced me into recording an episode of Your Dreams My Nightmares. You may listen to the hilarity here. Please, let me apologize for a … Read more
Ever wish you could receive stunning picturebooks in the mail each month for yourself or you a loved one? Zoobean is a service that not only offers picturebooks by mail, but you can also personalize subscriptions by age, gender, and interests. Created by fellow Syracuse University alumn, Felix Brandon Lloyd and his wife Jordan Bookey, … Read more
I was asked to talk about my experience with the Reginald Lewis Museum Book Fair this week, and thought I would share my thoughts here on the blog: As a new resident here in Baltimore, I have been looking for ways to integrate myself within my community. Participating in the Lewis Museum’s African American Book … Read more
Tune in tomorrow morning at 7:25AM to the Bill Anderson Show, 900AM WURD Philadelphia, as we talk about this weekend’s African American Children’s Book Festival! The show streams live over the internet here.
What a week! On Tuesday I visited with Atlanta International School via Skype. Technology is mind boggling. It was my first time using video Skype with anyone, let alone a classroom of youngsters. The video is pretty long in cyber time (a whole 10 min.), but is pretty interesting for those interested in conducting Skype … Read more
Head on over to Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast and have breakfast with me. There’s plenty of food and some art to boot! Thanks to Jules for pestering inviting me to share my work with her wonderful readers :-). Also, Baltimore City Paper is going to publish my students’ drawings from Occupy Baltimore! SO excited!
On Tuesday Theresa Woodgeard of Stone Mountain-Redan Patch came by for a few hours to talk about my work and hang out in the studio. You can read all about that experience and see a few pics of my current projects here!