Currently working on the finish illustrations for the next ‘Who Was’ book, this one on the Reconstruction (above is a sample portrait from this collection of eighty illustrations). Meanwhile awaiting the manuscript for the next ‘who was’ book (on the Roswell incident), and another book for MacMillan on the McCarthy Witch Hunts of the fifties. Last week, I completed a few interior illustrations for a book for Llewellyn (pictured below), and I’m trying to juggle all this with a trip to Italy next week.
Last week I got my contributor copies of ‘Saving Earth’. This was a project that had been hanging around on my docket for nearly three years, which finally hits the bookshelves this month. I did 50 interior illustrations for this book (the cover illustration is not by me, but by Ollie Silvester ). Someday soon I will post all of the illustrations, but for now, here is a sampling.
I’m currently working on another couple of ‘Who Was’ books, and another book project for MacMillan, so I will likely be rather quiet on this blog for the next month or so while I am hard at work on those drawings.
Here’s a few samples from recent books that have featured Martin Luther King on this National Holiday. (the black and white ones are from “What Is the Civil Rights Movement?”, and the red white and blue ones are excerpts from “What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel” by Dan Rather.
Finished up the interior illustrations for the upcoming book “Saving Earth” this week (was called “Losing Earth” when I first contracted for this project in 2019). This is scheduled to be released sometime early in 2022, and I did approximately 55 spot illustrations for the interior of the book (a different artist was contracted for the cover, which I got a peek at earlier this week). An interesting and informative book, and was a challenging project, especially in the concept phase. Here are a sampling of some of my favorites from the collection (more to come later when the book is out).
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!