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26701. Comment on Day 8: Tracey Baptiste by tamekafbrown

Great interview! So glad to know this interesting background on author Tracey Baptiste.

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26702. Aaron Renier shares his process of creating a page for the...



Aaron Renier shares his process of creating a page for the Adventure Time comic book — from thumbnail sketch to final line art and watercolours combined in Photoshop.



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26703. I LOVE PICTURE BOOKS!

I am having one of those moments where I am entirely besotted with picture books. This is partially due to books like these coming out this Spring . . .



Actually, One Cool Friend is already out and available and there is a really cool feature on it at the 7-IMP blog.

I love what I do!



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26704. 10 Things That Are Designed to Drive You Crazy Slowly

A Little Fairy Joy to Make You Chuckle…

Frustrated? Nerves on edge? Feeling a little nutty? You are not alone. There is an evil plot to slowly drive us crazy through objects and inventions that were released into society.

  1. Venetian Blinds. There is a science to pulling the two strings in at just the right combination to be able to adjust the blinds to the right level. I usually pull, and the blinds are up to the ceiling or fall down and touch the floor.
  2. Double-stick tape is a wonderful device invented to stick paper to other paper, but it also adheres to your fingers really well. And your clothes. And your dog.
  3. Tight bottle caps. I always think about, when I will be a little old lady with not a great deal of strength in my hands, how in the world will I open up the jars or cans when they are so strongly kept shut?
  4. Pens that don’t work. Much worse are pens that work for a few days and then you spend the next  few days trying to make them work again.
  5. The touch-screen cell phone. Great invention that allows my phone to call whoever it wants just by me throwing it down onto the bed or into my purse.
  6. Bags with holes. You only notice the holes after you loaded up the bag.
  7. Glue Stick is much like double-stick tape. Somehow, whenever I use glue stick it manages to stick on everywhere on the page but the paper I intended it for.
  8. Missing socks. You know there is an evil fairy that comes in and takes solitary socks and hides them from you. It could also be a government conspiracy plan. I am thinking that this fairy also puts the holes in the bags.
  9. Propane bills. Start out with a reasonable, small bill. When you really need the heat, throw in an enormous bill just to see customers go crazy by the unexpected.
  10. Fancy buttons on pants when you really, really, have to use the bathroom. That’s just cruel.

Fairy blessings,


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26705. Just One More!


Hurrah - just published is Just One More, written by Tracey Corderoy and illustrated by me! Here's where you can read all about it and buy a copy. It comes with it's own little colouring in book!




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26706. PF in NJ

I had a great few days down in River Edge, NJ last week visiting with the kids at Roosevelt and Cherry Hill. Kids made awesome art projects, wrote great stories and even punked themselves out in anticipation of my arrival.

Check out these guys:


They rule the school!


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26707. Camera strap

I finally made a camera strap cover thanks to this clever tutorial by the lovely Karyn! Here's a link to a post about her new strap, and here's a link to the original tutorial.

As usual I managed to do things my own way, which wasn't really a good thing.  The bit I didn't notice right away is that Karyn used the selvedge to cover the seam which would have been particularly perfect as this fabric has a cute scallop line detail on the selvedge. But I only had a small strip of fabric left from making a tote so I had no choice but to fold the edge over and stitch it together that way. Because I barely had enough fabric I hand stitched the seam so I could make sure it was perfectly snug.

Also I didn't have any Steam a Seam 2 to fuse the fabric to the old strap, but the interfacing kept the fabric from puckering and all the top stitching holds it securely in place.

The end results are wonderful, the strap is just as functional as it was before but sooo much prettier.

p.s. you may notice that the fabric design in my last post has changed! I ended up changing it at the last minute because I thought it was a bit too busy. Anyway scroll down and have a look if you like.

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26708. 12 Drawings a Day - 12 Dessins par Jour (by Denis Chapon) Here...



12 Drawings a Day - 12 Dessins par Jour (by Denis Chapon)

Here is a great use of spare time and recycled materials — animator Denis Chapon drew twelve frames (or one second) of animation a day on used paper to create a steam-of-consciousness animated diary.



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26709. cheesy people and cheesy things ~ watercolour playset








Filed under: little boxes

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26710. Poem #10

Experimenting with drawing on the iPad.....


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26711. Coming Soon! A Warm Winter Tail

Special Sneak Peek! Part of a spread from Warm Winter Tail  by Carrie Pearson out from Sylvan Dell in the Fall. This reminded me of the weather today! Nothing is more lovely than the snow first coming down...

More as we get closer to the book release. Also, stay tuned for the book trailer!

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26712.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

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26713. Brighten The Corners

brighten the corners

Brighten The Corners is an independent, multi-disciplined design and strategy consultancy with offices in London and Stuttgart. It is also the title of the fourth studio album recorded by indie rock behemoth, Pavement. As an out-and-out fan of Pavement I find this connection quite interesting.

This letter pressed series of Italian quotes initially caught my eye, but the studio is indeed multi-disciplined—with their hands in a variety of projects. In particular, they’re very adept at handling smart, academically-minded publications.

The info section provides a brief note about the studio title: “Although tracing the connection may seem difficult, the more persistent listener will find that repeated sessions of Type Slowly, Date w/ IKEA or Old to Begin will offer invaluable insights.”

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Congrats to Jude Landry, camillemcmorrow and BlockRod- our winners in the grain edit holiday giveaway bash!



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26714. A sneak peek...



A sneak peek from a project in waiting...

I can already think of 3 things to change. The sketch shows some of the changes.
Three of each. Some things never go out of style.


I tried using different faces for the bears... and even did a finish version. First I thought it was better. But when I looked at it the next day I decided I hated it. Artists can be fickle.

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26715. Models: A different kind of sketching




These are in-progress sculpts of Patrick and Beth, the two main characters from "The Imagination Station" book series I've been working on. While I've already drawn these characters many times I've noticed that there are some angles that are, frankly, tricky. These models are meant to make it easy to draw our hero's from any point of view.

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26716. I LOVE PICTURE BOOKS!

I am having one of those moments where I am entirely besotted with picture books. This is partially due to books like these coming out this Spring . . .



Actually, One Cool Friend is already out and available and there is a really cool feature on it at the 7-IMP blog.

I love what I do!



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26717. New Sam Vanallemeersch (Ltd Edition of 2,000)

New Sam Vanallemeersch (Ltd Edition of 2,000):

These previews are driving me nuts.

Also check out Sam V. on Flickr.

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26718. Google+ Course for Freelancers

After several months in the making, the Red Lemon Club has announced the launch of their ecourse for freelancers and small businesses!

‘The Freelancer’s Guide to Winning Incredible Clients through Google+ Mastery’

The step-by-step course, split into three ebooks, has already received a great amount of praise and already a number of great testimonials.

You can get your hands on the course at a special launch price of 65%-off, though this ends on Friday evening 10th February, so you should think about getting in there before the price is raised.

The course shows you how to…

  • Land bigger and better jobs
  • Stand out from the rest on Google+
  • Make more money, more often
  • Save time through streamlining your online activity.

Get more info on the course here >>


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26719. At the Mailbox

Sketch for a painting currently in progress:
I'm working on incorporating more human characters into my work.

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26720. Oh Places You'll Go ...



This is a painting I created for the Dr. Seuss Tribute Show in March at Gallery Nucleus.  Below is a quick sketch during my travel at Ultah.



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26721. “The Snow Queen” trailer

Not to be confused with Disney’s forthcoming Frozen, here’s the English-language trailer for a Russian version of The Snow Queen, which is scheduled to be released toward the end of 2012. It will be released in Stereoscopic 3D and was produced on a budget of $7 million (US$). Moscow’s Wizart Animation is the producer/production company. More information and artwork can be found on the official Snow Queen web site.


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26722. A Quick Sketch


I finally had a moment to sketch purely for fun. We watch a lot of golf around here. A lot! Only one of us is interested in golf — my husband. I guess I'm absorbing it anyway ;)


I currently have an art crush on Sophie Blackall. Check out yesterday's post about her here.

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26723. SENDAK AND COLBERT

I finally got around to watching this. Hilarious! I love that Colbert cut out all of the "private parts" and put them in a bag. And then Sendak said that the state of children's literature is "abysmal."



I love what Sendak says about E-books. "f-them is what I say!" Yeah. Right on.

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26724. paris manga & sci-fi show!

Last weekend, writer/artist friend and former DFC colleague Emma Vieceli and I went to France for the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show. I was curious to see if the cosplay costumes could live up to those you get at London's 60,000-people strong MCM Expo. And while I think London still rocks the costume scene, Paris had some great looks!



Emma was such a help to me a few years ago when I started doing events; at the Crystal Palace Children's Book Festival, she taught a whole bunch of us creators how to lead comic-making workshops for children. She's very good at it! [Note to festival organisers.] ...But Vern and Lettuce were confused about the term 'manga', so they had a little chat with her about it:











(I'll include this comic later in Vern and Lettuce's online magazine, The Pickle) And here's our Paris signing table! Emma was launching the French edition of her book, Dragon Heir Reborn with a new publisher called Aaltaïr, run by Guillaume Bresch and Patrick Chaduc.



The guy I drew behind us is Julien Aubert, who's done some games development with Aaltaïr and was so nice and helpful during the show. (He even brought macaroons!)



On our first night at dinner, Emma got to see the lovely new edition of her book, it was very exciting! I asked Guillaume about why he'd decided to set up a small, independent publisher. He said he'd always been interested in movies, video games and books, but there's something he loves about books, they've been around for thousands of years and he thinks they'll keep existing in some form for thousands more. He has several projects of his own he'd like to publish, possibly even before the end of the year, but he's also open to new work by other people, and has set up several different labels: Aaltaïr for comics, Hikoboshi for manga (which are also comics... putting us back into Emma's controversial territory: what's the difference between comics and manga, and is there a difference?), and he's considering a third label for limited print runs of 50 books or so. The most important thing is storytelling, he said, so he's open to other projects besides comics, such as children's picture books, and he's already published Peter Pan as a chapter book, illustrated by Charles Vess.



Guillaume first met Emma when went to the same show three years ago, and then saw her twice at the Brit

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26725. Camera strap

I finally made a camera strap cover thanks to this clever tutorial by the lovely Karyn! Here's a link to a post about her new strap, and here's a link to the original tutorial.

As usual I managed to do things my own way, which wasn't really a good thing.  The bit I didn't notice right away is that Karyn used the selvedge to cover the seam which would have been particularly perfect as this fabric has a cute scallop line detail on the selvedge. But I only had a small strip of fabric left from making a tote so I had no choice but to fold the edge over and stitch it together that way. Because I barely had enough fabric I hand stitched the seam so I could make sure it was perfectly snug.

Also I didn't have any Steam a Seam 2 to fuse the fabric to the old strap, but the interfacing kept the fabric from puckering and all the top stitching holds it securely in place.

The end results are wonderful, the strap is just as functional as it was before but sooo much prettier.

p.s. you may notice that the fabric design in my last post has changed! I ended up changing it at the last minute because I thought it was a bit too busy. Anyway scroll down and have a look if you like.

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