Recent Storybird Spots

As each chapter of Alone in a Crowded Place is revealed over on Storybird, a new spot illustration is revealed as well. Here are some recents. Stay tuned for more of these. With nearly 40 spots, we are only at the beginning! 

Our main character, Sam, hearing some surprising news! 

Our main character, Sam, hearing some surprising news! 

The setting of this spooky story, a library in an old Victorian mansion. 

The setting of this spooky story, a library in an old Victorian mansion. 

A most unusual book.

A most unusual book.

Something strange is happening in that old bell tower!

Something strange is happening in that old bell tower!

Girl Talk!

So, the rule of thumb for this little illustration business I've been embarking on this past year is this: when you leave town, you will get work. Happens every time. After having to turn down a job on one occassion, I decided it was time to get mobile. So glad that I did, for if I had not, I would have missed out on this fun little project. 

Improper Bostonian

This piece is for the Improper Bostonian and it was for an article full of womens' advice for men. You can read it here. Thanks to art director Mallory Scyphers for the fun concept (and the PDF of the layout below) and to my boo for modelin'. This is your life now. Hope you don't mind!

Improper Bostonian

Red Letter Day.

Ok, maybe more like Pink and Green Package day...but exciting nonetheless. 

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I recieved me copy of "Charlotte Au Chocolat" in the mail today! I'm so excited. This is my first hand-lettered book cover AND I got to do the interior spots. Getting this job was a classic example of being in the right place at the right time (that is being an intern at Penguin who can put together four hand lettered sketches in one afternoon). I think I will reread this adorable memoir to celebrate.