Who Was Robert Ripley?

Penguin

Another in the series of Penguin “Who Was” books that I did in 2014 was “Who Was Robert Ripley?”. This was my sixth title for this client (the previously shared “Isaac Newton” and “Edgar Allan Poe” books were actually numbers 7 and 8, respectively, I had somehow skipped the Ripley book), and I am currently working on two titles concurrently (in 2017) that will be the 14th and 15th in this series. As with the other books, I may have shared one or two samples in previous posts, but this is the first time I am sharing all 80 or so illustrations from the book. Next month I’ll be sharing ‘Where Is Niagara Falls?’ from 2015.












Who Was Edgar Allan Poe?

Penguin

Continuing with my monthly shares of illustrations from the ‘Who Was’ series of books. This was the 9th title for this series that I provided interior illustrations for, near the end of 2015. I’ve shared a couple samples from this book in the past, but this is the first time that I’m sharing nearly all of the 80 some illustrations. These books are all available on Amazon, check my Bibliography page for links. Next month: What Was the Niagara Falls? (also from 2015)












Who Was Sir Isaac Newton?

Penguin

Having just finished up another ‘Who was’ book for Penguin this week (the latest one is ‘What Were The Ten Commandments?’, available soon on Amazon), I thought I’d share a batch of illustrations from another of the books in this series that I completed a few years ago. This was the 6th book in this series that I did interior illustrations for, on Sir Isaac Newton. I’ve shared a few samples of these illustrations here on this site in the past, but this is the first time I am sharing every illustration from the book (80 or so, give or take). I’ll be posting samples from the next book, “Who Was Robert Ripley?” next month.












Who Was Julius Caesar?

Penguin

The fifth book for Penguin Young Readers, and part of their ‘Who Was’ series of biographies, was ‘Who Was Julius Caesar?’ This was 2014, and I would do four titles in this series during the course of the year (including the previously posted illustrations for ‘What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?’). I have posted a few samples from this book in the past, but this is the first time I’m sharing every one of the 80 or so illustrations in the book.














Where Was the Panama Canal?

Penguin

Continuing with my monthly posts on the series of ‘Who Was’ books for Penguin that I’ve been doing for the past four or five years. This was from 2013, around the same time that I was working on the ‘Wright Brothers’ book. I’ve posted a few sample illustrations from this book in the past, but this is the first time I’m posting every illustration from the project. The ‘Where Was / What Was’ books are slightly different than the ‘Who Was’ biographies, in that they concern themselves with an event or a specific geographic place. They tend to be more work than the biographies, involving more two page spreads and more complex illustrations, and they pay slightly better than the biographies. Sometimes the book will also include a section of reprinted photographs along with the interior illustrations.