Cover art for The School Magazine, Orbit issue #3. Illustrated for the story ‘The Clever Sun and Moon’ written by the lovely Melissa Marr.
Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective is out today! It’s written by the multi-talented Octavia Spencer and published by Simon & Schuster. I created the cover illustration working with art director Chloe Foglia (who also designed the text for the final cover). There are 10 black and white illustrations inside as well.
When I first read the book I couldn’t believe my luck. Along with solving crimes, Randi and her friend D.C. are BIG martial arts fans (they study Tae Kwon Do but love all the classic Kung Fu films). Thanks to an older brother, I was pretty much raised on a steady diet of martial arts movies and studied Kung Fu as a kid. I never once thought it would have anything to do with my illustration work. It made it so much fun bringing these characters to life!
It’s squirrel happy hour! #inktober
Taking part in #inktober. Going to be a crazy month ahead so this might just be a weekly thing!
A little something drawn for a good friend’s wedding invitation.
I’ve just been given the all clear to share the cover of MOUSEHEART, a middle grade book I’m currently illustrating! It’s written by Lisa Fiedler and will be published by Margaret K. McElderry Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) in May next year. Shout out to Lauren Rille, the lovely art director I’ve been working with. The yellow title will be gold foil, so it’ll have some bling :)
It appears that we have a cover for ODIN’S RAVENS (and cover copy!)
Seven kids, Thor’s hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world.
When thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen, a modern day descendant of the Norse god Thor, was chosen to represent Thor in an epic battle to prevent the apocalypse he thought he knew how things would play out. Gather the descendants standing in for gods like Loki and Odin, defeat a giant serpent, and save the world. No problem, right?
But the descendants’ journey grinds to a halt when their friend and descendant Baldwin is poisoned and killed and Matt, Fen, and Laurie must travel to the Underworld in the hopes of saving him. But that’s only their first stop on their journey to reunite the challengers, find Thor’s hammer, and stop the apocalypse—a journey filled with enough tooth-and-nail battles and larger-than-life monsters to make Matt a legend in his own right.
Authors K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr return to Blackwell in the epic sequel to Loki’s Wolves with more explosive action, adventure and larger-than-life Norse legends.
North American Release Date: May 13, 2014
Beginners’ Falconry Class.
A quick drawing for fun between deadlines :)
Chillin’ with my ginger tomcat.
Cover art for The Underland Chronicles written by Suzanne Collins and published by Scholastic.
I had the opportunity to illustrate new covers for this 5 book middle grade series, which was written before the Hunger Games. The new covers are out July 1st!