Wolf Scout

Here is the first attempt my Traveler series. I've been playing around with painting on road maps, mainly because I love maps, and the texture and color of the old road maps are really great to work on top of.   It's acrylic & pastel on a map mounted on a board.


ABFFE Auction starts today!

For Banned Book Week, the American Booksellers Fund for Freedom of Expression is holding an online auction of children's book art.  I've donated this print from "Moon Child", which they are featuring on their banner ads! Bid early and often!


Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

My latest book has just arrived from Random House, and it looks great.
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree is a Step-Into-Reading book, written by Jane Kohuth.
Based on Anne Frank's diary and it "explores Anne's strong belief in the healing power of nature..."
Available  from Amazon in hardcover and also in paperback (but the hardcover is really pretty.)


One Ton of Fun

Hot off the press, "The NeoIntegrity Omnibus," is the 712-page catalog documenting the 2010 exhibition at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art: "NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition," curated by Keith Mayerson.   

The exhibit was magnificent, overwhelming, amazing and joyous.  The walls of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in NYC. were plastered floor to ceiling with original artwork by Maurice Sendak, Charles Addams, R. Crumb, Dr. Seuss, Winsor McCay, Roz Chast and over 200 more artists, including me and many of my colleagues at the School of Visual Arts.  

Keith and the NeoIntegrity team pulled off a herculean job of putting this exhibit together– and fitting it into the space.  Artwork hung floor to ceiling, edge to edge, wrapped around corners and down the sides of tables.  And now it has all been stuffed into this book.  These are three (of the four) of my pieces included in the book. It is a treasure trove. Check out NeoIntegrity  HERE.


Books you can walk into.

Lately I've been designing exhibits, which is a little like
making a life size picture  book that you can WALK INTO!
Here are 2 of my latest exhibits:

The Ghost Army (When you send Artists to war, they bring back Art)
Edward Hopper House Art Center
82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960
Now thru June 9
more info

And Greetings from Summer Camp
at the Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Rd. New City, NY
May 18 – Sept 15

more info


I recently finished the illustrations (all 30 of them) for "Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree," a Step-into-Reading book for Random House. Although she is one of my heroes, it was a hard book to work on emotionally.  It will be published this fall.


Among the Stars in Los Angeles

I'm excited that this piece has received honorable mention in the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles' 51st Annual Illustration West Competition

It will be on view at Gallery Nucleus in LA , March 8 - 12, 2013.

This is one of the last spreads, and jacket art, for my latest book: How Does Sleep Come?
It was published this fall by Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky. Here are more pictures from the book. 

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