Praise for "I Dissent"

I'd like to end this weird year on a high note. I thought that it would be a great time to share with you some of the press we have received for "I Dissent." People are quick to congratulate me on these honors, but I really just feel lucky to be invited along for the ride. Those of you in the book biz know it takes a team to put a picture book out there in the world. "I Dissent" would not have been possible without the unique and clever manuscript written by Debbie Levy, editor/dreamer, Kristin Ostby (who's highly intelligent daughter is wearing the RBG onesie down there) and the rest of the team at Simon & Schuster. 

For posterity, here is a link to some of the more notable reviews for "I Dissent": Washington Post,  Newsweek, Huffington Post, A Mighty Girl, School Library Journal, Kirkus, Elle, Publishers Weekly, NY Magazine, The Picture Book Review, Wink Books,  Cultress, Curbed, Bustle, Washington Parent, All The Wonders

And lastly, I'd like to leave you with this video. You can skip to the 25 min. mark to hear Justice Ginsburg talk about "I Dissent," but I really recommend watching the whole thing.

The Notorious RBG

I am leaping out of my seat excited to announce that this fall I will be illustrating the biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg! I'm already finding out so many wonderful deatails about this great woman. Did you know she wears a special collar JUST for dissenting? Love it! I'm very excited to get up close and personal with the Notorious RBG for the rest of the summer and into the fall. 

Emily Warren Roebling

Recently, I was contacted by Julia Rothman to contribute to her most recent amazing conglomeration of writers and illustrators, titled The Who, the What and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History.  (It's sort of a follow up to her previous creation, The Where, the Why and the How).  This book focuses on the person behind (or sometimes beside) the famous person we all know about. My gal, Emily Warren Roebling was the wife of Brooklyn Bridge architect Washington Roebling (who was in fact the son of the bridge designer, John was a family affair). When Washington Roebling fell ill during the construction, it was up to Emily to get the job done. As a reward, she was the first person to cross the bridge on May 24, 1883 carrying a rooster to symbolize victory. I'm thrilled any time I get the opportunity to portray strong, intelligent women and Emily Warren Roebling certainly fit the bill. Check out my tumblr blog for a special animated version! 

Thanks to Julia for including me in this project. The book will be available fall, 2014 and published by Chronical Books. Don't worry, I will be sure to spam your facebooks, twitters and tumblrs when the book is available for purchase. 


I made an animated version for your web viewing pleasure,  but be sure to check out the actual illustration on my tumblr blog !

I made an animated version for your web viewing pleasure, but be sure to check out the actual illustration on my tumblr blog!