Sunday, June 28, 2009

Barnes & Noble Storytime was fun

Friday's storytime and Barnes & Noble at San Tan Village was a success. There were lots of families. I read the story to the kiddos...

... shared some photos of the actual pups, what they looked like then and now...

... and did some drawings for the kids.

It was a great event. J. Paul Deason, the Community Relations Manager for the location, was wonderful to work with.
Thank you J. Paul for all your help.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Wright On Time" Book 1 Arizona complete

Here is the cover art for the first book in the "Wright On Time" series that I'm working on. Yup, the jacket art and all of the black and white interiors are complete. Very exciting! The series is being published by Do Life Right and the author is Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley. You can learn more about the series by visiting: . The book should be out soon. I'll keep you posted. Back to drawing to begin work on book 2.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Check out Urban Sketchers

With my wonderful google reader, I've been following a bunch of really wonderful blogs. One of my favorites is I am humbled by the intricate sketches the artists post and it is so wonderful to see the entire world represeted. The above image is by Lynne Chapman who is such an inspiration to me and she also frequently posts images on If you need some ispiration, check it out.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Story Time at Barnes & Noble at San Tan Village

If anyone is in the San Tan Village area on

Friday, June 26th, 2009
11:00 am

...stop on by at the Barnes and Noble. I'll be reading my Salt and Soap book and we'll do some fun stuff for the kids afterwards. Here is a link for more detailed info on the location:

See you there.


Chris Gall at Changing Hands Bookstore

Just a quick note to let you all know that Chris Gall will be at:

Changing Hands Bookstore
Tempe - SW corner of Guadalupe and McClintock
Saturday, June 27th, 2009
11:00 am

He will be presenting and signing his book "DinoTrux" as well as doing a drawing demonstration. He both and illustrated the book which is published by Little Brown & Co. Not only is his book getting rave reviews, the movie rights have been purchased by Dreamworks Animation which is developing it into an animated feature film.

If you are at all familiar with Chris' work you will just love this new book. His previous titles have included, "There is nothing to do on Mars," and "Dear Fish" which were also published by Little Brown & Co. You can ready more about him on his web site, I'm really looking forward to his presentation.

See you there.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Spot Illustration from Wright on Time Book 1 - Arizona

Here's another Spot Illustration from "Wright on Time - Book 1 - Arizona".

IF - Drifting

These guys are hoping to be drifting. Their raft is about to flip on the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It's been forever since I posted to IF, but I thought this one fits.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chapter Illustrations for "Wright On Time - Arizona"

Finally, here is some more new work. It's been ages since I've posted work. I've been busy with lots of things, but mostly, I've been finishing the illustrations for a chapter book that will be out soon. It's been a blast and I've really fallen in love with pen and ink. I'll post some more piece os the book aver the next couple of weeks and will post the cover when I have it all done. Almost there.

Happy drawing to all.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Salt and Soap in Dog Fancy

How fun is this? "Salt and Soap" got a little write up in the June Issue of Dog Fancy. Being a besotted dog person myself, I feel so privileged that we got a little mention in what is regarded as the "world's most widely read dog magazine." Way to go Salt and Soap!

Illustrator Meeting - Tuesday June 30th, 2009, 7:00 pm

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know of our next illustrator meeting. Our next meeting will be on:

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
7:00 pm

The location will be the same again at the Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble, located on Rio Salado where the 202 and 101 meet. Come on in and meet us at the Cafe in the back of the store.

Bring along any work and questions you might have and we'll have a nice evening of artistic camaraderie. Please do let me know if you are coming so that I can save the right number of seats for everyone.

See you soon,


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Drawing Day 2009

Hey there. Did you all participate in Drawing Day 2009? I am excited to say that I painted, actually inked and washed, all day today. I got three pieces done today. Turbo art time for Tanja. Whohoo... Can't post them yet, but I will as soon as this project is complete.

If you don't know about drawing day yet, checkout The idea is for artists to complete 1,000,000 drawings in one day and to share them with the world. Exciting, eh? There are even some sites that allow you to draw online. Happy drawing to you all.