⚡TAKE THE COLORING CHALLENGE!⚡

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COLORING CHALLENGE Think You Can Color All 10 Scenes? Last week I launched my Look & Find Coloring Book, which features 10 colorable look & find scenes. With over 100 drawings on each page, the Look & Find Coloring Book makes a fun challenge for both children and adults. Check out the Look & Find … Continue reading

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WEEKEND PRINT SALE!

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Now is the time to stock up for the holidays–free shipping on my prints through Sunday! Order here and take your pick from “The Kiss”, “Gator Goes For a Stroll” and “Wolverine is the Snikt”.

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FREE HALLOWEEN CRAFTS & GAMES for CHILDREN

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! (Get spooky with these fun Halloween activities) This is the magical time of year when porches become covered with pumpkins and trees are filled with spiders and webs–it’s Halloween and that’s reason to celebrate! Get ready for the big day by coloring a monster, making sucker spiders or a monster stamp, by baking halloween cookies, or drawing the Rumpus (star … Continue reading

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SUCKER SPIDERS (HALLOWEEN CRAFT)

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Sucker spiders are a fun, easy craft for children ages 4-8. Twist three pipe cleaners around the base of a sucker and poof!, you have a sucker spider.   We like to glue googly eyes to our spiders, and slip ’em off of the sucker stick!   Spider attack! MAKE A SPIDER & WIN A BOOK! … Continue reading

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MAKE A MONSTER POTATO STAMP!

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  CUT IT I’ve always loved potato stamps–they’re easy to make and fun to use. (I’ve even used variations of potato stamps in some of my drawings and paintings!) Here I’ve cut the edges of a potato to make a Rumpus body. I cut out a circle for the eye. PAINT IT We used green … Continue reading

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NEW PRINT!

GET IT Yesterday I posted my new illustration, The Kiss, and I was surprised to get dozens of messages, requesting that I make the picture available for purchase as a print! I was so excited about the positive response that I dropped all my duties for the day and set up a little shop. I’m happy … Continue reading

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THE MARSHMALLOW TEST

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These poor children experience the temptation of instant gratification over delayed gratification.

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HALFWAY FINISHED MAKING MY NEW BOOK

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 … Continue reading

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THE WISDOM OF MISTER ROGERS

INTERVIEW WITH MISTER ROGERS Thanks to fellow comics-maker, Dave Scheidt, I spent yesterday working while listening to a nine-part interview with Fred Rogers (AKA Mister Rogers). This interview touches on so many of my loves in this world, and is an incredible glimpse into the heart and mind of a very kind and intelligent man. … Continue reading

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FIFTH GRADERS LIKE COMICS

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THE ARTICLE (Whoops! I hope the title of this post didn’t give away the ending.) Huffington Post columnist Dave Schedit recently interviewed a class of fifth graders about comics, where he asked questions like “What is it about comics that you like?” and “Is the story or art more important to you?” What follows is … Continue reading

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