Happy Election Day! Enjoy the trailer for my next picture book, "Rutherford B., Who Was He?" - a book of funny and poignant poems about our Presidents, written by the one and only Marilyn Singer. The official release is December 17th from Disney/Hyperion Books.
I created the trailer, but the amazing song in the video was written and performed by my friend Nathan Talley.
You can now check out “Yeddy’s Story” online:
California College of the Arts’ Biennial Illustration Program Faculty and Alumni Show, a larger group show this time hung in the San Francisco campus’ former Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts gallery space, not only highlights the strength of the department’s staff, but [&]
It’s just fox and meeee,
My little monster man,
And my monster knee!!
HAGFISH: AN ORIGIN STORY
She was the most beautiful woman in the world. Her beauty allowed for all of her desires – mental, emotional and physical, to be fulfilled. If she wanted it, it became hers without strife or anguish. There was one thing, however, that she could not attain. Her desire surpassed the human realm, for the only thing left for her to want was immortality.
She went to the shore and called to the Viking Spirit. At first she prayed, and then she begged. And for the very first time a tear rolled down her supple cheek, and it fell into the ocean. The Viking Spirit heard the tear as it dropped into the crashing waves, and went to see what could make such a pretty girl cry. But when she asked for eternal life, the God was rather put-off. Yet, he agreed to let her live forever, as long as she sacrifice her beauty. She accepted. And rather than being turned to an ugly hag of a woman, as she expected, she was turned into the most disgusting creature that ever was or will be. If another human ever attempts contact, she gets snotty all over. And so the hagfish has lived for centuries – snotty and squirming and disgusting, yearning for it’s beauty of the past. THE END!