I have reviewed copies of both versions and I am impressed by the printing and reproduction quality. Seeing the sketchbook as facing pages is real surprise and makes the journey even more dynamic. I hope everyone who has been asking for a book enjoy it as much as I do.
The young adult adventure story I illustrated, Ghoulâ€™s Gold â€“ the Mystery of the Chantry Island Treasure, has sold 1000 copies since it was published this fall! Author Doug Archer is looking at expanding distribution in the new year. In the meantime, I have a few copies at the studio if youâ€™d like to pick one up before Christmas. Theyâ€™re $9 each.
Itâ€™s also available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/Ghouls-Mystery-Chantry-Island-Treasure/dp/0994773005
I’m pretty pleased with my latest art book, a 7″ square hardback called “Hey buddy, got a light?”Comprised of 25 paintings of animals smoking, the book will be sent to art directors but is also available to the public. These little books from Blurb have the feel of a children’s primer (indeed, my previous portfolio book was titled “Primer”).
“Hey buddy, got a light?” has its roots in a show of the same title I exhibited at Toronto’s Saving Grace cafe in 2005. The absurdity of all those animals smoking was amplified by the cafe’s close confines, and the exhibition was a near-sell out. Publishing this book lets me to share the aggregate impact of all the pieces in one place again.
I’ve included a handful of sketches in the book as well, where you can see a bit of my creative process.