World Citizen Comics

comics, First Second, MacMillan

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.

Awards

award, MacMillan

Received notification of a couple of Junior Library Guild awards for a pair of books I did for MacMillan a couple years ago. Congrats to Erik Slader and Ben Thompson and the good folks down at MacMillan Children’s Publishing who put together such a nice looking package. My name spelled wrong, but, well, I’m sure my brother appreciates the publicity.

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.