Monthly Archives: January 2012

Talking ’bout John Bellairs in The Post

The National Post runs a semi-regular column called ‘Old Book, New Author,’ in which a new author (in this case, I) talk about an older book that has influenced his or her work. On January 19, 2012, I wrote an installment about one of the greats of kids’ mystery novels (and frequent Edward Gorey collaborator) [...]

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Illustrations of DOOM, Part Deux

Illustration work continues on Natalie Zina Walschots’s excellent and hotly anticipated poetry collection, DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains. (It can’t ALL be Playboy interviews.) Here are some sketches of section pages, followed by more polished illustrations along the same lines. As you can see, I bumped up the kink a bit.
First are the sketches for [...]

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Two new dead kid reviews!

On her book blog, Words That Fly, K. Quinlan very kindly reviewed The Dead Kid Detective Agency, alongside Marissa Meyer’s certified mega-hit Cinder, in one of her ‘Double Whammy’ reviews (and I’m very proud to say my book received the same star rating):
‘Sounds interesting right? I thought so too. October’s a really interesting character, [...]

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Interviewed by Playboy (no joke)

2012 is off to a great start, as it began with me being interviewed by Playboy – or, more accurately, Playboy’s safe-for-work site, The Smoking Jacket. Reporter Melissa Bull asked me a few questions about illustrating Natalie Zina Walschots’s DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains and what it’s like to draw Galactus with no clothes on. [...]

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