Remember that Thumb Wars book I illustrated for Klutz/Scholastic? Just say yes. Well, a smaller version of the Thumb Wars activity has been included in Wendy’s Kid’s Meals throughout The United States and Canada. You can even catch a glimpse of my thumb wrestling ring artwork in the Wendy’s commercial. Many thanks to my wonderful art director, Jill Turney, for being such a joy to work with and pushing me to create fun illustrations for this wonderful little book that I can honestly say my kids and I have enjoyed very much. I’m honored the team at Klutz chose to include it in their Wendy’s promotion.
Welcome to Monster Isle (Immedium, Inc.), written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by yours truly has been brought to life with stunning interactivity by Mobad Games and is now featured in the Apple Mac App Store from March 15 to March 22, 2012. The interactive iPad, iPhone, and Mac app features:
“Read to Me” highlights the words to improve reading skills
“I Can Read” allows reading at your own pace
Individual words can be tapped and multiple words selected to hear that section of the story played back
Interactive surprises and hidden objects on every page
Hints can be turned on to assist in finding interactive thingamabobs
Auto Play available if you want to watch the story unfold like a movie
Interactive map with descriptions of the mythical beasts
Here’s another batch of drawings I received from children after a school visit where I presented my Welcome to Monster Isle children’s book. It looks like these kids had a lot of fun creating their own monsters. These drawings are so creative! Enjoy.
Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I have been busy with many projects. One of those projects I worked on late last year has finally arrived in stores. Thumb Wars: The Ultimate Guide is a thumb wrestling activity book published by Klutz/Scholastic for which I created all of the illustrations, along with some of the text treatments and some page layouts. The team over at Klutz, Jill Turney (Art Director) and Eva Steele-Staccio (Writer & Editor), made this an amazingly fun project to work on. Officially the book hits stores in February, but it is already showing up with various online retailers. The book even comes with a really cool, unique glove for you and an opponent to wear while thumb wrestling. So go out and buy the book!
The latest issue of Creative Quarterly Magazine (issue 20) features one of my images entitled Mayan Walker. I’m in the company of such legendary illustrators as Anita Kunz and David Palumbo, so check out the magazine if you get a chance.
Also, a project I had been working on for Scholastic/Klutz Books a few months back is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com and will be released February 1, 2011. The book, Thumb Wars: The Ultimate Guide, is full of illustrations and various thumb wrestling games, techniques, and challenges. It also comes packaged with the “Sleeve of Doom,” a slick, shiny sleeve that locks the two opponent’s hands in place while they battle it out.
Also, I’ll be selling and signing copies of Welcome to Monster Isle at the Edgerton Book Festival in Edgerton, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 23rd from 10am-4pm. Special guest at the festival will be author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg. Hope to see you there!