A new project that I've been working on for a little while. I haven't really been able to show anything but here's a peek. I'm working on a series of 6 books for kids by Sterling Publishing. These are a little bit of a change of pace for me which has been fun. I did a few innapropriately scary sketches before finding the balance for a younger crowd.
So the guy being blugeoned in the upper left sketch was vetoed. I tried to channel Hergé's Tintin
a little bit. I grew up reading all of his books and I'm sure he was one of the reasons why I wanted to become an artist. I've been rereading everything recently, and Tintin in Tibet is still my favorite.
These books are non-fiction and reveal interesting facts about different mysterioius topics like Alcatraz prison and mythological creatures.
I had the most fun drawing the second book on Mutants and Monsters. I went with sort of a King Kong influenced take on Bigfoot.
One cool aspect of these covers are that they will have a plain die cut "cover" that will reveal a little cross section. So for instance, a little square to show the cowboys roasting marshmallows....then there will be a bigger surprise when the page is turned...for....bigfoot? King Kong?
Some reference I've accumulated...
P.S. The best movie ever, and a link
to Aaron Stewart-Ahn's blog, who makes great music videos.