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Green Witch, written by Alice Hoffman and edited by David Levithan, came out in 2010. I just discovered this slender volume that breaks many rules.
Do you need to fully know your character in order to plot your book?
Congratulations to Rita Borg! You’ve won Deb Pilutti’s super new picture book TEN RULES OF BEING A SUPER HERO.
Many thanks to everyone who entered this week’s super giveaway by sharing the identity of your superhero. It was fun to read your responses, ranging from Tony the Tiger and Wonder Woman to your critique group to your amazing friends and loved ones.
Be sure to you to pick up your own copy of TEN RULES for a little (or big) superhero in your life. (And please, purchase from a local, independent bookstore, if possible.)
Oh, and Miss Rita, please send me your mailing address via the Frog on a Dime contact page and TEN RULES will be flying your way soon!
More special treats and interviews coming soon . . .
Frog on a Dime is excited to offer another beautiful new picture book giveaway in November. (You will adore this book’s illustrator too.)
Be watching for your chance to win!
How Superheroes Make Money:
Spider-Man knits sweaters.
Superman screw the lids on pickle jars.
Iron Man, as you would suspect, just irons. ~ Jim Benton
I’ve fallen behind on posting for Inktober! I have been drawing and inking, just not posting Sorry about that! Life happens and I have been way busy. Here are #21, 22, and 23.
#21 is a tribute to the albino white tailed deer that was shot by a 12 yo in Michigan. I was very sad to hear about it so I drew a sketch in its honor.
#22 is a tribute to one of my favorite artists, John Lennon. It was just a doodle I started and then thought it was cool enough to ink and put on the blog. I really enjoyed creating it. I hope to do more like this in the near future.
#23 is a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. I would like to watercolor this one. Again, this one was really enjoyable to research and create, so I think I will do more rock artists in the future. I love music (my minor is Popular Music) , so it is great to combine two of my loves.
All drawings were sketched with a Papermate sharpwriter 02 pencil, a Micron brush pen in black, and a Micron Pigma 05 black pen.
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Hi everyone! I have looked a long time for a place that I could sell my original art. I finally found a venue that I liked. Big Cartel lets the artist sell on their site and all money from the sale goes to the artist. This is much better than my other shops where I only receive a small portion of the sale. Please visit and check back as I will be adding more originals. The first two up are “Cats of Many Colors” and a watercolor I did from the Inktober Day 21 sketch, “Scarecrow”. To visit my shop at Big Cartel, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in my art, I greatly appreciate it!
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Annual failed attempt to capture how pretty the woods here are in fall! First one in the woods, second one taken on the walk home.
Also, while people who spray-paint in national parks and wilderness settings are obvious asswipes, this “we shall perish” graffiti courtesy of the local hoodlums made me laugh. The boulder next to it has a daisy-like cartoon flower, so it goes: Trapper Keeper! Then, “we shall perish,” which seems about right for being a teenager.Add a Comment
Science Fiction Consortium is an anthology of short stories from nine authors, including the creator of the Science Fiction Microstory Contest, Jot Russell.
“Temporal Shift” by Jot Russell is a time travel story based around 9/11.
“The Watch Spring” by Allen H. Quintana – Where a man waits for no time.
“A Shepherd No More” by Andy McKell follows one man’s refusal to accept disaster in the depths of space.
“Vampirecratic Menace – A Case Study?” by Richard Bunning describes a dark future medical science.
“Luna-1” by James Newman is a space drama of human struggle.
“The Destroyer of Syn” by Ami Hart paints a synthetic world of youth to maturity.
“Cold New Planet” by Joy V. Smith – What mysteries will the colonists–and the consortium backing them–uncover on this slowly thawing planet?
“Darklings in the Glow” by Sterren describes birth from the ashes.
“Host” by A. L. Scott is a story of internal contact.
“Consortium” by Jot Russell – The search for intelligent life has used the method of radio and light. But somewhere within the subatomic, a universal seed has been planted that is slowly working to control us all.
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Here are some work in progress value and color sketches that I did for some book covers. Some of these went a little too far than they should have and sometimes they never get finished.
This was an early Juniper Berry cover. I really like this painting but I think the final version turned out better.
The Night Gardener. Jonathan Auxier. 2014. Abrams. 350 pages. [Source: Library]
Check out our great selection of Dog Books this week… Use the promo code “doggone” and get FREE shipping on your order. Offer ends November 3rd Top Dogs by Angela Goode A unique celebration of our remarkable Aussie working dogs, illustrated with photographs taken by the people who love them. This is a celebration of these […]Add a Comment
13 macabre Twist in the Tale offerings, not for the faint hearted!Add a Comment
CALL FOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Please email to me any illustrations (at least 500 pixels wide) you think I could use with November and December posts. It is a nice way to keep your name out in the public. Please make sure you include a short blurb about yourself with your website link.
DO YOU HAVE A HALLOWEEN POEM? I will be posting an Halloween poem from Eileen Spinelli on Thursday this week and will post a few other Halloween poems that same day, if I receive any. I need them by 5 pm on Wednesday in order to post for Thursday.
Hallee Adelman is represented by Jill Corcorcan.
Gayle Aanensen has a new book coming out next month for the holidays.
Lexa Hillyer reveals the cover of PROOF ABOUT FOREVER that is coming out June 2, 2015.
At Harper Children’s, Karen Chaplin has been promoted to senior editor, In addition, Alex Arnold has been promoted to assistant editor, Katherine Tegen Books.
At Carina Press, Kerri Buckley has been promoted to senior editor.
At HarperCollins Children’s, Christopher Hernandez and Stephanie Stein have been promoted to associate editor, while Alice Jerman moves up to assistant editor.
University Art, who sponsored the UArt Open 2014, sent me an email with the list of winners. I think they'll be putting these up on the website at some point, but for now, this is all we have to look at. The images are small, which is what they sent, so this is the best I can do, sorry. The show is up at their Redwood City store now through November 8th if you'd like to see these in person. I've put links to some websites, for the people I could find easily online.