What with all this drama in Washington DC, these past few weeks have felt nearly as long as the preceding three months, and twice as stressful. I’ve been working on a paper doll book for Dover, and have been doing a bit more oil painting (more on this later), but mostly I’ve been obsessively checking the news and worrying about the future of our country. One more week and it will all be over (maybe?). Meanwhile, here’s a few doggies. Champ and Major, some uncontroversial future residents of the White House. (I really wanted to make them a squeaky toy in the shape of the ‘baby donald’ balloon, but the editors weren’t crazy about the idea…)
Coming up, I’ve gotten another “Who Was” project that I’m very excited about, plus I’m expecting the annual “Witches Companion” interiors in the near future, and I’ll be working on a few more interior illustrations for the Recipe Book Project over the upcoming weekend.
Heard from Dover books this past weekend, and they are gearing up for some paper dolls for the new administration. This won’t likely go into full production until after the inauguration, but they asked for a couple of sample dolls to present to the editors. Here’s my Biden and Harris sample dolls. Also, I’ve got a few smaller projects coming up later in the week (and then due around Thanksgiving), plus I’ve got a few book projects lined up for the coming spring. Only 6 weeks left of this horrible year. Looking forward to a (hopefully) brighter 2021.
These were from four years ago. I was way too kind to this group of grifters for a paper doll book for Dover. Here’s hoping the whole miserable lot become nothing more than a lingering bad memory in the new year. (not pictured from this book: Baron, and various extra costumes for some of the dolls)
This was a coloring book that I did last year, and was published early this year from Dover / Creative Haven. I’ve shared a few samples from this book in the past, but over the next three posts I’ll be sharing all the illustrations from this project. I’ll be spacing these posts over the next several days, with one color plate (which were used for the front and back and inside covers) plus several of the black and white interior pages.