For the last month and a half I’ve been working on my own hidden object book (think Where’s Waldo, but with my own characters). The book is called Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-N-Find Book and it was successfully funded via Kickstarter on March 30. As part of my Kickstarter project I invited everyone (backer or … Read more
I got this awesome award for drawing Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-N-Find Book. It’s pretty cool, I guess.
Every now and then I like to stop and give an overview for all of our new followers–and there are a lot of you! For those of you who are new to this blog, or are trying to figure out who I am and what I do: this post is for you. HELLO. MY NAME … Read more
Hey, guys: remember that time we raised over $3k to make an awesome look-n-find book? Yeah. That was awesome. Thanks again to all of you who have taken the time to check out my project and support it in one way or another. 5 DOWN, 5 TO GO I finished coloring the fifth scene (out … Read more
The Rumpus has been making his way through the book, stopping briefly at the annual Snowman Parade, and now at the Future Circus! Here are a couple of teaser images from the Future Circus. Happy weekend!
I’m deep in the drawing process for my look-n-find book and thought I’d mention that I’ve drawn over 1,000 monsters, goblins, snowmen and more for Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-N-Find Book–and I’m not even halfway through the drawing stage! Check out this section of the “Monster Art Show”:
Author and illustrator Matt Tavares talks about becoming an artist as part of Candlewick Press’s 365 days of “We Believe in Picture Books”.
Only 24 hours until my Monster Look-N-Find Book project ends! Be sure to let your family and friends know about the book before the project ends by making The Rumpus your profile pic and by sharing this tweet: CAN YOU SPOT THE RUMPUS on @Kickstarter? http://kck.st/15toJi5 by @jess_smiley
Check it out! Some previews of the Snowman Parade scene from my upcoming book “Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-N-Find Book“! KIND WORDS GO A LONG WAY And here are some kind words from a fellow artist, friend, and backer of the project, Rachael Moody: Jess I am not supposed to be on FB … Read more