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Sunny southern Oregon is good to me. I write and create art in many media , ink , watercolor , oils and more.The rest is to come and I love childrens books , especially funny ones or ones that make the reader or viewer think up other ways of telling a story (books with no words)

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1. Pogo's Bats and the Belles Free (Paperback)
    Author: Walt Kelly
    Publisher: Fireside
N/A 4/2/2008
John said: Actually I have many of Walt's books on my shelf and through the hardest of times have never been tempted to trade any of them for anything!
tags: Inspired me
4 Reviews  
2. Voyage of the Basset (Hardcover)
    Author: Alan Dean Foster, James C. Christensen, Renwick st James
    Publisher: Greenwich Workshop
N/A 4/2/2008
John said: Very fine art work if you know Christensen you probably already have this one on your shelf !
tags: Inspired me
164 Reviews  
3. Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like (Hardcover)
    Author: Brian Williams
    Illustrator: Mercer Mayer
    Publisher: Four Winds Press
N/A 4/2/2008
John said: Another oldy but never out of reach, very fine inks and watercolor. Great story!
67 Reviews  
4. The Ship's Cat (Hardcover)
    Author: Richard Adams
    Illustrator: Alan Aldridge
    Publisher: Random House Inc (T)
N/A 4/2/2008
John said: One of my all time favorites! Fun story, great pictures and color!
27 Reviews  
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Comment by Nadine Kaadan on 2/28/2010 at 11:38 PM:
Hey Jhon! thank u for ur niiiiice comment! just love ur rabbit so cute!
have a bright day : )
Comment by Daniel Errico on 2/5/2010 at 3:51 AM:
Thanks John I really appreciate it.
Comment by John murphy on 12/21/2009 at 11:41 PM:
art products ... http://www.zazzle.com/HapMurphy*
Comment by Pat Burns on 4/16/2008 at 1:24 PM:
Hey John:
Does your pirate picture go with a story?
I'm curoius if we could license your drawing for some of our marketing...
I look forward to hearing from you.
All my best,
Pat Burns Cofounder
OC Children’s Book Festival Sunday October 5, 2008
www.KidsBo... more
Comment by Michael Ledrich on 4/14/2008 at 3:58 PM:
Thanks John! I appreciate the comments and I will be giving that "One shot "a try.
Comment by Pat Burns on 4/14/2008 at 12:01 PM:
Hi John:
Your illustrations are both whimsical and surrealistic. I really liked looking at them all.
When I saw Kert I thought you'd be a great fit for our “pirate” theme stage.
Would you be able to come to our festival on October 5th and do a drawing demonstration?... more
Comment by ivy miranda on 4/13/2008 at 6:55 PM:
Ok! so your profile pic, B&W......is exquisite...you are surely a great wizard....I am reminded of all the Rumplestiltskins and other WISE & MAGICAL dudes that taught me in my youth that there was more than.... the sun rising and setting each day......never-the-less both truly remarkable & important... more
Comment by Janice A. Vailes on 4/7/2008 at 11:55 PM:
Hi John, Welcome to Jacketflap, Thank you for the wonderful insight on whales, and yes baby whales have personalities too. I am happy you like Winnie the Whale. I hope the children and adults who read the book will enjoy the adventures of Winnie the whale. I can't wait to read your works:)

Comment by Kathleen Rietz on 4/6/2008 at 1:09 PM:
Hi John, you have a wonderful, creative style.

Thankks for your kind comments on my illustrations.
Comment by John Blackford on 4/6/2008 at 10:08 AM:
Hey there John,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and checking out my doodles. Your work is magnificent and so colorful! Drop me a line sometime. I'd love to just sit and chat about work and life.
Comment by Melinda Beavers on 4/6/2008 at 2:56 AM:
Hi John, Thanks for the compliments. Most of my pieces are in the 8x10" to 9x12" range. I think the largest I've worked on (in colored pencil) is 12x18". You're work is quite lovely as well - love your bright colors also!
Comment by John murphy on 4/4/2008 at 4:31 PM:
OOps meant to comment on Siri's words but want to say your moon man makes me smile Carol . All the works I've seen so far have merit in their own way but the people I comment to are special ! Yes the birds have a place in my heart and I am a Gypsy .
You all may not know it but Jillian is about ... more
Comment by John murphy on 4/4/2008 at 4:19 PM:
Thanx for the comments all ! Glad to have made so many contacts so quickly. A friendly crowd indeed!
There are so many very fine atrists and story tellers on this site one could go nuts looking at it all!
Carol, American dream is one that was fun to do also And the Bougatti racer was lon... more
Comment by Carol Heyer on 4/4/2008 at 1:50 PM:
Hi John, Glad you like me art! I love yours too. Your blue bird is a fun character and Gypsy Blue is my favorite! Hope to see more of your work. Continued success.
Comment by Siri Feeney on 4/4/2008 at 12:06 PM:
Hi John, thanks for the comment on my gallery and bookshelf picks. I'm still new to JacketFlap, if you count how recently I finally put info up on it! Wish I did this long ago, what a great and informative site!
I looked through your great gallery and bookshelf and just love your "Amer... more
Comment by keith douglas on 4/4/2008 at 11:41 AM:
Hap we do know them....thanx 4 the comp.
Comment by Eric Orchard on 4/4/2008 at 9:10 AM:
Hey John! Thanks for the comment. Your work is brilliant and really inspiring.
Comment by Jillian Crider on 4/3/2008 at 3:26 PM:
Welcome to JacketFlap. Adore your work. I'm a fan of all your work, as always. :)
Comment by Valerie Coulman on 4/3/2008 at 11:36 AM:
Hi, John and welcome to JacketFlap! I really enjoyed your gallery and wondered if you know about the Colored Pencil Society of America? There's a link to their site on my page - fabulous artists and a great group to be part of.
P.s. Love Everybody Knows What A Dragon Looks Like, too. Jay... more
Comment by Eric Hammond on 4/2/2008 at 8:54 PM:
I like the new pics in the gallery.
Comment by Eric Hammond on 4/2/2008 at 3:09 PM:
Hey, John.
Welcome to JacketFlap.

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