Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Hi guys - so, I have new picture book coming out in April. I think it might be my best book. It's called GOOD NIGHT OWL, and it's about a little owl who is trying to go to sleep, but he keeps hearing a SQUEEK - and he can't figure out where it's coming from.

I got to work with some friends making the trailer - Lizzy O'Donnell​ did the animation and Christopher Sean Powell​ did the music - they both did amazing jobs on this - thanks guys!

The books isn't out for 3 months, and I'm planning to post all sorts of behind-the-scenes sketches, and activity sheets, and even a cross stitch pattern (yes, really) — but for now, I hope you'll check out the trailer.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Seven Impossible Things

Really thrilled to be featured on Seven Impossible Things today! Check out the post for info about how the TRICKY VIC started as a zine, and a little bit about my art process while making this book:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Three New Books This Year

I updated my website - - with info on the three new books I have coming out this year - two of which I wrote. Check it out!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thank yous!

Here is a random assortment of thank you notes from the students at George C. Baker Elementary school - which I visited in early December. I read them THE WATERMELON SEED, NUMBER ONE SAM, and the forthcoming TRICKY VIC, TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH, and DRAGON WAS TERRIBLE, which Kelly DiPucchio wrote. I couldn't scan and post them all - but here is a sampling of the notes the students sent me. If anyone from Baker is reading - THANK YOU!!! - you guys are the best. I hope to visit again.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Kirkus Starred Review for Tricky Vic

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower - my first nonfiction picture book - just received its first review, and it's a star from Kirkus! 

Here's a link to the full review.

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I care about this book, and how it started as a zine in an offset printing class at UArts - and how I figured it could never be published traditionally. Sitting here this morning and reading this incredibly generous review felt pretty surreal. 

Three more months and I can share it with everyone - and I am so looking forward to that. Look for it on March 10th!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

ALA "READ!" Poster (and bookmarks)

I was honored to make a "READ!" poster and bookmarks for the American Library Association featuring my picture book characters. Super excited to say they are available now!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


So today is my 3-year anniversary of making books and illustrations full-time. It's been an incredible few years - I'm so grateful to everyone who has bought books, or come to events, or sent me notes, or hired me for jobs - it's all very much appreciated.

The next couple of years are packed with more books, more events, more big news (soon!), more everything. I couldn't be happier doing this work - and I couldn't do it without you guys and your support - so thank you!

art from my forthcoming picture book, Templeton Gets His Wish (May 2015)