Free Audiobook Downloads

I’m always on the hunt for another great book to read or to listen to while I work. Thank Heaven for these 1,000 free audio books via Open Culture, featuring books by Margaret Atwood, Isaac Asimov, L Frank Baum, Ray Bradbury, William S Burroughs, and more!

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

2014 has been my busiest year yet, and there’s still plenty to be done over the next week! Thanks for sticking with me and for supporting me and my work. It means so much to me to know that all the hours I’ve spent in my sketchbook and on the computer mean something to someone…

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WRITING ROUTINES FROM BRADBURY, KEROUAC & MORE

Reposted from Brain Pickings   Ray Bradbury, a lifelong proponent of working with joy and an avid champion of public libraries, playfully defies the question of routines in this 2010 interview: “My passions drive me to the typewriter every day of my life, and they have driven me there since I was twelve. So I never have to worry…

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INTERVIEW WITH RAY BRADBURY

Sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury comments on his career and his sources of inspiration on Day at Night. “You can only go with loves in this life.”

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Ray Bradbury on Optimism

illustration by jess smart smiley, link from swiss-miss.com INTERVIEWER: How important has your sense of optimism been to your career? BRADBURY: I don’t believe in optimism. I believe in optimal behavior. That’s a different thing. If you behave every day of your life to the top of your genetics, what can you do? Test it. Find…

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30 Tips on Writing from Famous Authors

(reposted from BuzzFeed) 1. Ernest Hemingway 2. Toni Morrison 3. Kurt Vonnegut 4. Stephen King 5. Saul Bellow 6. Neil Gaiman 7. F. Scott Fitzgerald 8. Maya Angelou 9. Neil Gaiman 10. George Orwell 11. Ernest Hemingway 12. Henry Miller 13. Elmore Leonard 14. John Steinbeck 15. Annie Dillard 16. Edgar Allen Poe 17. Mark…

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RAY BRADBURY TRADING CARD

Last year I was commissioned to make six trading cards of sci-fi/fantasy authors, including the now late Ray Bradbury. What a wealth of education and imagination he has left our world!

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TRADING CARDS (PART III)

It’s taken some doing, but I’ve finally finished drawing and coloring all six sci-fi author trading cards. After deciding on an overall design for the cards, and figuring out with authors and sci-fi fans to draw, I pulled my drawings into Photoshop, touched up my brush work, then colored and flattened the series of six…

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TRADING CARDS (PART I)

The last few weeks have brought in a lot of projects and one of my favorites has been making trading cards for science fiction authors. What a fun idea, right! Pictured above is my ink drawing of Ray Bradbury, easily one of my favorite writers since dad lent me his copy of Green Shadows, White…

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