Thank you American Illustration judges!  These two spreads from “Have You Heard The Nesting Bird?” are in AI annual 33.


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It’s a great pleasure to reveal the final cover artwork for one of our most anticipated books of 2014. How to Be Happy collects short comics by Eleanor Davis and it will floor you with its beauty and depth. You’ve seen some of this work in Best American Comics, Mome, Nobrow, and Lucky Peach (if you’re tuned in to the hip print outlets) and on the web (if you’re tuned in to Tumblr), and now it’s collected in one gorgeous book, due out this Summer.

Pre-sale is on now, and more previews are in the pipeline. For now, we thought you might also like a look at the jaw-dropping wraparound cover art unfettered by text and stuff.

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Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.
— Patti Smith, on the best advice she ever got  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Cervus Dodur (Royale) and Cervus Rutwa (Hodgs) taken from ‘Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains’ by Forbes Royale (1829). Published by Wm. Allen.

Missouri Botanical Garden


From my sketchbook, some reportage from Bologna, Italy. A toy exhibit, the Piazza Maggiore, The Fountain of Neptune, Italian waiters. When we weren’t at the Children’s Book Fair we tried to squeeze in some doodling.