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 :)
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!
I’ve been away for a couple of weeks and am now back at the drawing board! Here’s a cover sample I was asked to do a little while back.
While this piece made it down to the final two, I didn’t land the project. I thought I’d tidy it up and share it here in any case :)