How to Eat an Elephant

First Second, MacMillan

One bite at a time.

Just finished up page 264 of the ‘What Unites Us’ graphic novel. I put together an overview of every page to check on page flow and overall look. I’ll likely be making some tweaks here and there, but for right now I think I’ll pour myself a celebratory glass of whiskey and give a toast to one of the most challenging and most fulfilling projects I’ve ever tackled in my thirty plus year illustration career. Word from the publisher is that this is scheduled for a spring 2020 release.

Plugging Along

First Second, MacMillan, Pauline Books

The ‘What Unites Us’ graphic novel adaptation is entering the 3rd quarter (here’s a few sneak peeks at some of the chapter closing panels, above, and below). Been a wonderful experience so far.

And concurrently, I’ve also been working on a book on Saints for a Catholic publisher out of Boston, and I’ve posted a few ongoing samples of those at the bottom of the post.

Over the hump

First Second, MacMillan

Continuing to plug away at this graphic novel project. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the chapter closing pages. I’m over the halfway point, and hope to have the bulk of the work on this book done by Thanksgiving. I’m told by the publisher that it should have a publication date of early 2021. Not much else going on at present, but I’ll have some more ‘who was’ book samples to post next week sometime.

Sneak Peek

MacMillan
From the chapter on ‘Inclusion’

What I’ve been busy with for the past month or so is the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Dan Rather’s book “What Unites Us” for First Second Books. Here’s a sneak peek at a few partial pages.

From the chapter on ‘Dissent’

This has been the most challenging project of my career, and it has been an enjoyable experience so far. I’m currently working on the 5th chapter of 16 and am hoping to have the work completed sometime before Thanksgiving for publication sometime in 2020.

Bringing Down A President

MacMillan

One of my favorite projects from last year, was the book “Bringing Down a President” for MacMillan. I was an avid ‘Watergate Junky’ back when I was around ten years old, and I remember watching the hearings on television after school, and checking the bulky transcripts of the White House tapes out of the local library. So I was very enthusiastic when given the chance to draw Nixon and his gang of cronies for this book. A very interesting read, even though it is aimed for ‘middle school readers’, and I learned a few things that I didn’t know. Available on Amazon. Highly recommended. I’ve shared a few samples from this project in the past, but here’s the entire collection for the first time.