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24526. Free Halloween Paper Dolls!

Here's a little early Halloween treat, a free paper-doll download.  These paper dolls coordinate with the new Halloween picture book, "It's Halloween Night!"  written by Jennifer O'Connell and illustrated by Jennifer Morris.  Don't forget to dress up the puppy in his wiener suit!

Download the full, three-page paper-doll PDF here. Color the dolls and the clothes and then cut them out. The dolls will stand up much better if you glue them to a piece of thin cardboard before you cut them out, a cereal box works great for this.  Note that it's not necessary to glue the clothes to cardboard, just the dolls.






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24527. surrealism







I posted this last week on my personal blog...I don't mean to be lazy to cross post it, but I just thought it was so neat I'd share it here too.

We did the first stop of my mini-tour for Starry River of the Sky at Books on the Square in Providence, RI. There was a very nice crowd of people, Rain Dragon was surprisingly tolerant and a lovely time was had by all.

The only bummer was that we didn't take any photos! The Sasquatch was holding the baby, I was holding books...no one to hold the camera and we forgot all about it. But I did get one photo--this photo was given to me by one of my readers:


ahh, my pre-Rain Dragon days feel like a lifetime ago!

It's a photo taken 2(?) years ago at another event, holding a photo of us at an even earlier event. She took another photo of me holding this photo, which would be a photo of me holding a photo, holding another photo. Did that makes sense? Sadly, I did not take a photo of me holding this photo to illustrate this surreal concept.

Regardless, it makes my head turn in more ways than one. I'm always so thrilled and touched when I realize I have readers who are growing up with my books. I love thinking that they have moved from my picture books to early readers and now to my novels! It's these readers, the ones who have really stuck with my books, that make me want to create books to the best of my ability.  I don't want to disappoint them!

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24528. Meet Mecha Mickey and the Disney Super Sentai

We’ve come a long way from Steamboat Willie. Apparently Disney and toy-maker Bandai are working together on a Voltron-like toy robot called King Robo, and according to the storyline, Mickey Mouse and his friends supposedly pilot the robot. The toy, part of the Bandai’s Chogokin line, will be released March 2013, and unlike most Disney toys, it will be aimed at ages 15 and up. If successful, the property could spawn an anime series.

And speaking of Steamboat Willie, apparently the robot’s head transforms from a toy version of the paddle boat from that landmark film! Click the image below to see how each Disney-mecha character transforms into the body and limbs of “King Robo”.

(Thanks, Liam Scanlan)

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24529. 10 Inspirational Logo Designs from the Studio of Dennis Salvatier

off the hook fish and grill logo design
Casual Dining Restaurant in Southern California

Dennis Salvatier has a philosophy about graphic design. Great and effective design is the product of creativity, knowledge and information. He's been putting that philosophy into practice for 13 years, working with clients such as Lakeshore Learning Materials, Century 21, and Pacific Sunwear.

Salvatier Studios specializes in designing unforgettable and effective brand identities for small and mid-sized businesses. A powerful and memorable brand identity is essential for every company, and Dennis believes that branding services should be reasonably priced to fit the budget of each individual client - no matter their size.

Dennis states, "Branding doesn’t need to cost a million dollars, it just has to look like it did."

arcas republic logo design
Arcas Republic

Arkham logo design
Clothing Line

chino hills mortgage man logo design
Mortgage Company

funny mondays logo design
Online Publication

guerilla films logo design
Guerilla Films

monkey in the cage logo design
Monkey in the Cage Podcast

one world sarongs logo design
One World Sarongs

pacific nature tours logo design
Pacific Nature Tours

Ten lil' imprints logo design
ten lil' imprints

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24530. WALLPAPER - baines & fricker

baines & fricker are a husband and wife team who launched their company at 100% design in september last year. steve baines and eliza fricker design and make all their products in their workshop on the South Coast and their wallpaper is printed in the UK. the couple have always loved england and take their inspiration from the often overlooked, such as cement works and roof tops. although they

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24531. Narelle Oliver - Children's Author & Illustrator

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24532. PaperTigers is now on Facebook!

It’s our 10th Anniversary and as part of the celebration we are pleased to announce that we have just launched a Facebook page.  Come on over, give us a like and please help spread the word to all your Facebook friends that we can be found there. Our page name is PaperTigers: Books + Water and our address is https://www.facebook.com/PaperTigersOrg.

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24533. Ringling College Of Arts Visit


Amazingly talented faculty and students during my Visual Development presentation.

Did a demo.

I bumped into colleagues James Finch and Matt Roberts from Disney.

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24534. ILLUSTRATION - judy kaufman

barcelona based illustrator judy kaufman has a brand new website she'd love us to see featuring some of her favourite projects and commissions.

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24535. Zombie Hop!

I made a poster for our weekly Swing Dance/Lindyhop social night 'Ain't Mishaving', which falls on Halloween this year - we called it 'Zombie Hop', should be fun!

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24536. NEW BOOK - sanna annukka

print and pattern favourite sanna annukka has illustrated a new version of hans chrisitian andersen's 'the fir tree'. this lovely cloth bound book was published by hutchinson on 18th october and is a must for all illustration fans. here is what sanna herself had to say about the project - "it has been a real pleasure to finally achieve this and an honour for it to be one of hans christian

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24537. Britten Sketch

Quick morning warm up sketch of the brilliant Benjamin.

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24538. Friday in LA: Rare Stop-Motion Classics

I think all twelve programs compromising the latest Platform International Animation Festival are terrific – not a bad show in the batch. Otomo, Pes, Disney’s Paperman crew, The Cartoon Network creators, the festival screenings and animators panels. One program in particular has me very jazzed – a tribute pioneering stop-motion animator Ladislas Starewitch.

Platform will present a rare screening of four 35mm archival silent short films (accompanied by live music) by this influential surrealistic filmmaker. Starewitch, who lived most of his life in Paris, made films using unique, bizarre puppets and on occasion, manipulated real (dead) insects. The program will include: 1921′s L’Epouvantail (The Scarecrow), 1923′s Amour Noir et Blanc (Love in Black and White), 1927′s La Reine des Papillons (Queen of the Butterflies), and 1925′s Les Yeux du Dragon (Eyes of The Dragon).

This program is actually the opening night event for Platform. It’s on Friday night, Oct. 26th, at 7:30pm in the Redcat Theatre (at the Disney Music Hall, Downtown L.A.). For more information and tickets, click here.

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24539. Tell Tale Art...

The awesome afterschool tutoring and homework help organisation 826NYC is holding a fundraising auction of spooky art entitled TELL TALE ART. You can bid on awesome ORIGINAL work from such greats and a great folks as Dav Pilkey,  Lane Smith, Adam Rex, Sara Varon, Paul O. Zelinsky, Steven Weinberg,  Brett Helquist, Tony DiTerlizzi,  Dave Shannon, and more! Here is my piece: Here are all

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24540. NEW Original Artwork Now Available

The 4 original watercolor studies dubbed “A Collection of Sprites” (that I posted about earlier this week) is now available for purchase at the R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts.

If interested in acquiring one of these pieces for your collection, contact Rich Michelson at: RM@RMichelson.com

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24541. lucky me in Lucky and Squash!

I do believe I failed to blog about this earlier in the year. But my dear friends and neighbors Jeanne Birdsall and Jane Dyer teamed up on an amazing book called Lucky and Squash.



During the making of the book, Jane called Jeanne. She needed photo reference of a man holding a dog. As luck would have it, Jeanne had a drawer full of just that! Huh?  You see, Jeanne took a series of author photos of me holding Ralph. She passed them on to Jane. So if you are reading Lucky and Squash to your kids, and you think you see me, you're not going crazy. That is indeed me in the book playing the part of Mr. Bernard!


Here is a photo of the talented duo reading from the book at last spring's launch at nearby Broadside Bookshop!





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24542. Booya!


xo, laura kay 

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24543. Fire sale / embers


Because of you guys my second fire sale was a raging success! Thank you so much. Most all of the proceeds go right back into making more work: reprinting sketchbooks, convention expenses, and all. I can't thank you enough for supporting my work.

More than half of the drawing have sold, saved from a fiery fate, but there are still some cool things left.

Some of my favorite work was snapped up right away but I managed to get a couple screen shots to commemorate them.





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And so here we've got the first piece sold and then the whole collection packaged up and ready to go!


Thank you again for supporting this stuff!

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24544. Children's Book: Front Cover Artwork


Yes, I have coloured Swap!'s front cover! Do you remember I talked you through the process of designing the cover a while back? The winning rough was this one:



I left the pastelling until virtually the end (I still have the front endpapers to do), so I could be sure I was truly warmed up to the characters and properly motoring. I'm so pleased I was allowed colour for the text on this one, as I think it makes a real difference. Often the title text is black: it's been that way on quite a few of my other books. That's to save money on translations (all the translated text goes on together, throughout the book, in a single black, which is cheaper than paying for extra colours).


There's a massive bleed on this piece of artwork: you can see I have extended the illustration on the two sides and bottom. I always provide a 5mm bleed on my illustrations, which is standard to aid the printer, but covers always need more like 30mm. I'm not 100% sure why (perhaps to allow for the larger paper jacket the US editions sometimes employ). It will be cropped back, on the UK edition at least, more or less to what you see on the rough. The background 'triangles' will be created in Photoshop once it's scanned.

Right, those endpapers next...

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24545. Halloween Freebie: Candy Barter Sheet


Here's something fun just for you. When I was a kid, my sisters and I would always barter our candy after arriving home from trick-or-treating on Halloween night. I remember how much fun it was, but also I remember how sneaky and sly it could be, too! Everyone was pulling an angle, everyone was trying to cut a deal. I do remember all the GREAT deals I made, but hey, I'm an eternal optimist with selective memory. ;D I'm sure I had my fair share of duds, too. (..and I definitely remember some hair pulling.)

So, this year, I thought why not create a barter sheet for the little monsters, so they can easily jot down their trades, have it in writing, and voila, less mask-snapping all around! Then, after Halloween, the Candy Barter sheet becomes a great souvenir of all the great (and dud - better luck next time, ghouls!) candy trades from Halloween 2012. Enjoy!

>>>DOWNLOAD Candy Barter Sheet PDF here

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24546. Stability Ball Exercises: Back Extensions

I've got a history of lower back problems and just discovered this exercise. It's a work in progress but it might be the best thing I've done for my lower back in over ten years. Of course, I might end up throwing my back out by not doing it properly but if I get it right, it looks like a great way to strengthen my lower back and reduce future mishaps.


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24547. Lots of Leaves!

©Lesley Breen Withrow

Leaf, leaf, lots of leaves! That is what is covering our yard right now. Looks beautiful!

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24548. Four-Color Poster Palette

In this 1924 poster for the London Underground, Walter E. Spradbery limited his palette to just four colors: white, cyan, red, and green. 


The resulting poster has a several advantages over an image with a full range of tones and colors. It's cheaper and easier to print, and the simplicity gives it more visual impact from a distance.


Here's a detail of the original painting in opaque water-based colors. Where possible he eliminates outlines around small shapes and lets them blend together.

It's a challenge to design a picture with just four colors. One naturally wants to subdivide, gradate, soften, and outline. But a painting gets its power from the grouping of tones, and this regime forces the artist to group, generalize, and simplify.

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24549. My Cartoon Strip Little Mado


This is an announcement for the launching of my cartoon strip: 

Little Mado, A Schoolgirl Adventure

OSM Magazine ( an online magazine for awesome global citizens) 
will be featuring Little Mado weekly soon.




I created this comic strip character Little Mado based on my childhood experiences
 in the Philippines during the 60's while attending an all-girls catholic school run by nuns.

Little Mado and her  classmates had to follow strict rules, go to confession, and obey their teachers.
Always restless and hyper, Little Mado's curiosity lands her into lots of trouble.
Her mother often gets called in by the school principal ( also a nun) for Little Mado's bad conduct.
She is always bored with her classes and comes up with creative ways to entertain herself which did not amuse her teachers at all. The only thing she enjoys and love is her Art Class.


Below is the first cartoon strip entitled: I love Art Class







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24550. How aliens party

Thought it was high time I gave this town an interior

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