Sunday, December 02, 2012

Now Available!

Hey there everybody!
Well, this year sure flew by at dragon speed but I want to announce the release of the next installment of the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, The Year of the Snake that I once again had the privilege to illustrate.  Just in time for the the holidays, this story stars Suzie the snake and her human pal Lily along with a new cast of animal characters.  The final cover is above and I included a few of my early development sketches below.
It was challenging to design a snake who would be both appealing and lovable (and also a girl )-since snakes lack in limbs there wasn't much to work with when designing her which was part of the challenge (I had to think up other ways to make her unique such as through color and pattern) Snakes aren't creatures I've spent much time drawing in general but I've come to appreciate them more while working on this book-they really are fascinating critters and I hope kids who read the book will discover that snakes are awesome too.  Working alongside author Oliver Chin once again I had a lot of fun illustrating this book and I'll be doing some book signing/reading events in the upcoming months of 2013.  Please head over to the Immedium website for more info here.  Thanks!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Marvelous Mythical Creatures

Dug up some more zany, weird stuff from my Flapjack days....These gals were fun though not the most attractive of creatures:
More sillyness:
Blogger sure is wonky to use lately....*sigh*

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Some More Felties

Here's a couple more felted critters I made a while ago:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Remembering An Old Friend

Just a little memory painting of the dog I used to have.
She was a sweetheart, I miss her.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012


Ok.... finally decided to dust off the old scanner and get some sketchbook stuff digitized. These are all from costumed figure drawing sessions at Nick.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Working late and decided to throw something up here....

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dominic the Dragon Feltie

I had fun signing books at the Immedium booth during Wondercon. Those who stopped by the booth got a glimpse of my Dominic the Dragon feltie who's been my mascot at the various book signing events I've been doing. He's probably my most ambitious felted critter -there were lots of little details involved, the eyes and claws are made of sculpey that I painted; again the photos aren't really doing him justice. He was challenging but alot of fun to make and he seems to be holding up pretty well through all the traveling and being pawed and petted by cute little kids (he did lose an eye a couple times). In related news the first printing of The Year of the Dragon is apparently almost sold out! Thanks so much to everyone who picked up a copy, the last few months have been a bit surreal for me but all the support and positive feedback has really meant alot.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Must.. Draw.. More... Horses....

...uggg, why isn't there more time in the day....

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Wednesday, February 15, 2012


just practice, trying to loosen-up....

Monday, February 06, 2012

Flying Felted Bunny

Here's another needle felt critter I made -this one was a gift for my friend and is loosely based on her real live bunny. She was fun to make, the wings were the hardest, they have wire inside and are flexible. Sorry for the lousy pictures, it's really hard to photograph these with my not-so-great camera.Here's her real alter ego minus wings:And here's a little sketchy doodle I did to figure out how I was going to make her, yep drawing still comes in handy when making these.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Year of the Dragon is now a Story App

Hey everybody!

The Year of the Dragon has been transformed into a really fun and super cute interactive animated 3D story app by the talented folks at Mobad Media. I saw a sneak preview of it awhile back and was very impressed by the work they put into it. When I was told an app for the book was being made I really had no idea what to expect and this went way beyond any expectations I had, they really did an awesome job. Please check out the preview video:

The app is currently available for the Ipad/Iphone and also Mac OS 10.7:

Ipad/Iphone App

Mac App Store

And thanks so much again for all your support!

Monday, January 02, 2012


The Year of the Dragon is now available, yay!

I recently received my copies and it was very exciting to finally see my first children's book in print!
To anyone interested in purchasing a copy you can find it over at Immedium's website here or click the image above.
And a big thank you in advance to all who do pick up a copy-your support is greatly appreciated and I hope you enjoy the book!
Happy 2012!