White Water on TVOne

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 in Book Fair, Jump In Studio, living the dream, Media

White Water on TVOne Check out White Water’s screen adaptation this Saturday, FEBRUARY 7th (and throughout February) on TVOne at 8PM. Starring Larenz Tate, Sharon Leal and introducing twins Amari and Amir O’Neil, White Water is the imaginative tale of Michael, a seven-year-old black child in the summer of 1963 who becomes obsessed with the desire […]

WHITE WATER is an NAACP Image Award Nominee

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 in Awards

Congratulations to Candlewick Press, Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein on being nominated for an NAACP Image Award for WHIITE WATER (illustrated by yours truly)! What an accomplishment~ Tune in to the 43rd annual Image Awards on February 17th. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees~


Posted on Sep 7, 2011 in Books

The trailer for WHITE WATER is finally finished! Thanks to Southern Peach Media for the great work~

Happy Bookday!!!

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 in Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Today is the earth shaking release of WHITE WATER! Run to your local bookseller and grab a copy! Check out a great review of WW from The Happy Nappy Bookseller, where she says: I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed White Water. Many times historical picture books are so focused on teaching, there’s […]


Posted on Jul 6, 2011 in Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Another solid review of WHITE WATER.  I am thrilled that the reviewer mentioned the mirroring that the black and white characters showed in the illustrations. Even as a child, racism was so odd to me because of just how similar we all are in our basic instincts and mannerisms as human beings. I hope that […]


Posted on Jun 12, 2011 in Books, Reviews

 The first review of WHITE WATER is in! PW says: Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein, illus. by Shadra Strickland. Candlewick, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7636-3678-4 First-time authors Bandy and Stein draw on one of Bandy’s childhood memories in this resonant story about a boy awakening to the injustices around him. In town with his grandmother, […]

White Water

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 in Books

Look for my new title, WHITE WATER this August in stores and online. Books are currently available for preordering.  WHITE WATER is written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein and is published by Candlewick Press. You can find out more about the authors here. I’m pleased to see that this title will be distributed by Random […]

KUDZU baby!

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 in Art, Books

It’s been a steady push down here in Atlanta to get my next book finished. I can’t give anything away, but I will say that the book takes place down south which means I get to draw and paint, wait for it….. KUDZU!!!! a.k.a. the vine that ate the south (that might actually make a […]

Printmaking in books

Posted on Mar 10, 2010 in Art, Artists, Books, Illustration, printmaking

My etching class ended last night. I was able to pull one more print that I’m almost happy with, but will now be renting space at the Atlanta Printmaker’s Studio in order to study the craft and practice more. In the meantime, here is last night’s progress on the hummingbird piece. The drawing looks a […]