Monday, August 25, 2014

A video I made for MasterCard. Don't blink!


Making this was challenging, but the harder part was thinking of something funny for a family of waffles to do that ends happy in under 6 seconds. I'm pleased with it.

Post by MasterCard.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

My new book is out, but I won't link you to it.

When my past Bent Objects books came out I posted links here and on social media to make it as easy as possible to purchase it. Why am I not doing that this time?

1. The largest chain in the U.S., Barnes & Noble Book Sellers has gone out of their way to display my latest book and is including it in a program of readings of children's books, and I am thankful.  So why should I drop breadcrumbs that lead you to another place? Doesn't seem right.

2. Many other independent bookstores are doing the same, and I am thankful to them also. Can I post links to them all? No.

3. I like going to real bookstores, they're some of my favorite places to wander, so I've decided not to point you away from real brick and mortar places. It seems self-defeating. The money I'm losing by not directing you to my Amazon page won't make up for those trips to book shops.

4. I'm an artist and not a business person. A business person would say "Here, push this button and buy my product". Me? I say "Are you too busy or lazy to do Google the darn thing?" This is one reason why I'm not wealthy.

Should you feel guilty for buying on-line? No. I realize that is how much of the world works now, but can you please find your own link? Is that too much to ask?  Hey, I'm just incredibly grateful to ALL the different retailers who are selling my book, and it seems unfair for me to point you to a specific place when a shopkeeper in a small town in Iowa might be putting my book in their front window.

The End.

p.s. Please buy my book.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

National Hotdog Day

This is something I made for the folks at Mastercard, for their Stand Up To Cancer campaign.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ancient Potato




I've been waiting a long while for it to develop some character, and today was finally the day. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's really hard to be original.

So as I started to think of ideas for my first children's book, I found that it's really difficult to come up with something fresh and new. Here are some of my early ideas that my publisher decided to pass on.





















Eventually I came up with my own idea that I hope you'll like. 
It goes on sale in stores and the web on July 29

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Happy Independence Day America


I made this a few days ago for MasterCard's dine out campaign to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer.
http://mstr.cd/1qBuIyv

I asked myself- What would unmistakably be July 4th food, and what would it eat?  The answer was obvious, of course.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Last photo made for Chevy


I was happy to work with Chevrolet on several social media pieces. Here's the last of them.

We have a squirrel that is fairly tame who roams our backyard, and while I put these baseball players together on our picnic table outside, she made off with a couple of them when I wasn't looking!

The copy written for the photo is as follows- We can all agree—#TheNew sports fans are nuts about their teams. Learn more about #TheNew here: http://s.chevy.com/PLg #sponsored

Thanks Chevy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Timely Football/Soccer Image

Hi again, here's another one Chevrolet hired me to make for their The New campaign.


The copy that goes with it is as follows-
The game played 'round the world. #TheNew World Peace just needs a football. What does world peace look like to you? Share your photos here:http://s.chevy.com/PLg #sponsored

I'm working right now on a group of images to help promote my children's book Peanut Butter & Cupcake which comes out in late July. They'll be posted here in a few weeks, and I think you'll like them. :)