Tuesday, May 31, 2011


This is Luke, he's in the third grade, rides crazy scooter/skateboard hybrids and lives on our block.
He also has great taste in books.
He made this awesome diorama based on Stop Snoring, Bernard!
Seeing it took me back to making those projects in school, the shoebox diorama! So much fun!
Actually, its kind of what I do now come to think of it. Lucky me!

Friday, May 13, 2011


Super excited about doing this reading at Moomah. They invited me to sit in their animation class for 6-9 year olds. In addition to reading the book I'll be giving a demo on how to draw Bernard. The kids are then going to take their drawings and make stop action animations with them. If you are in New York check it out!

Monday, May 9, 2011


Had a great time signing books at Books of Wonder on Saturday. Special thanks to Peter and the staff, who were gracious hosts. Oskar had a great time passing out stickers to every person who came in the store.

Had the pleasure of meeting legendary kids book illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon.

We also were blown away by Matthew Reinhart and his incredible pop-up books.
We snagged a super hero one and got it signed before we left.
To top it all off we got to hang with some good friends and Oskar had his first New York street hot dog, Mr Softie and a carousel ride in Bryant Park.

Asked what was his favorite part of the day?

The cab rides.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


First off, thanks to everyone who came out on Friday and made the reading at Character Development a success and lots of fun.  This coming Saturday I've been invited by the amazing book store Books of Wonder in Manhattan to participate in Pop-ups and Picture Books. A bookreading, signing, and Q&A from 12-2. Come down and say hello and check out the work by two time Caldecott winners Leo & Diane Dillon,  Amazing pop-up books by Matthew Reinhart and collage by Javaka Steptoe.

I'm especially excited to be bringing my son Oskar along, his first return to his birthplace and our first Father/Son adventure to New York.