Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cars book

These are from a Cars book I illustrated in late 2010; it's a die-cut board book. The pink lines indicated the template of the book shape, and the text shown here is not final. The Cars franchise has always been a favorite of mine, and I'll always be grateful for the opportunities I had to work with these characters. 

I always got a kick out of the little Lightning McQueen toys he had on display in Mack's trailer, and the minivan with the mattress cracked me up... 

The Cars films are so clever in how buildings and even natural elements are "car-ified", and notice how the digital camera is mounted like a side-view mirror in the foreground...

Friday, August 4, 2017

Nemo illustrations

This was for a Finding Nemo short story published in the 2005 Disney Year Book called "Hide 'n Seek Friends", about a flounder who has a hard time fitting in, due to her eyes being on one side of her head. This property is one of my favorites, and it was so much fun incorporating a new character into their world. It was a cute little story, and I love how she saves her friends from a tiger shark by instinctively burrowing into the sand. Everyone has their weaknesses, but they also have their strengths.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Golden Book

This is a new Big Golden Book called "Tales of the Force", due out in September 2017. Cannot wait for Episode VIII! (Hey, that rhymes...)

(not final cover art)