After finishing up the ‘Sun Also Rises’ and the ‘Harlem Renaissance’ projects in mid July, I had a two week slow period. This week the limbo came to an end as two of the upcoming projects I had been waiting on got the green light this week. I’m currently working on another ‘Who Was’ book on Charles Shultz, and just got started on finishes for a Climate Change book for MacMillan which has been in the works for a few years. I’m also waiting on the green light on one more ‘Who Was’ book which I expect to hear from in the next week or so. Gonna be a busy August.
In other news, I saw the first mention of the “Cooking for Wizards, Warrior and Dragons” on Twitter this morning, and I checked on Amazon and it looks like it will be released on August 31, and is now available for pre-order. I had a lot of fun with this project earlier in the year, so be sure and reserve your copy today!
Over the 4th of July holiday, Dan Rather posted the first chapter from his book “What Unites Us” (with a timely story from his childhood). Hop on over to his “Steady” page for the rest of the posting. Myself, I spent the 4th up at an annual Campout Jamboree (cancelled last year of course), with many dear friends, playing music all day and night. Batteries recharged, and now back to work.
Been a long time between posts. After a period of quiet, this past week I’ve been caught up with sketches for an upcoming ‘Who Was’ project. My favorite part of these books is the portraits, and here’s a few rough sketch versions of some of the cast of characters from this project. I’ll also be finally starting work on another book project for MacMillan (which got sidelined during the whole pandemic of 2020), and with one more ‘Who Was’ project waiting in the wings, it should be a pretty busy spring.
In the meantime, the ‘What Unites Us’ graphic novel has been making the rounds, and there was a very nice review for it on Multiversity Comics.
Very proud to be involved in this special project from First Second Comics. World Citizen Comics was launched this week with the publishing of ‘UNRIG: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy’ by Dan Newman and George O’Connor. Be sure and head over to their website for more information and updates on this essential series for these divisive times. According to Amazon, the title I was involved with, “What Unites Us” should hit the shelves in February of 2021.
Did some spot illustrations to be used in the ‘Afterword’ of the ‘What Unites Us’ graphic novel this afternoon. The book is nearing publication, and I expect to have some news in the next few months regarding this. In the meantime, here is a ‘teaser trailer’ for the book series that it belongs to: YouTube Trailer for the World Citizen Comics Series