Tuesday, January 08, 2008


They exist...and you can pre-order these Scholastic Books now on Amazon! MAGIC PICKLE AND THE PLANET OF THE GRAPES and MAGIC PICKLE VS. THE EGG POACHER are all-new adventure chapter books, heavily illustrated and written by me, of course. It's finally time for the further adventures of Jo Jo and Weapon Kosher as they work together to fit into their separate worlds. And for the first time, you can grab MAGIC PICKLE: THE ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL in full color, courtesy of the amazing Jose Garibaldi, too! These books hit in March and May, respectively. Go get 'em!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


So, you may or may not know that I was a part of the short film on the RATATOUILLE dvd, YOUR FRIEND THE RAT. It's Pixar's first real foray into 2-D animation on a short-film scale, with a couple of stop motion shots thrown in for good measure, and of course some good ol' 3-D, too. I did a lot of the backgrounds and color styling for the short, which was designed by Nate Wragg and Teddy Newton, and directed by Jim Capobianco. There's some behind the scenes photos here. There's a LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK you can purchase, as well, with actual art from the flick. It's cheap! Go grab a copy today and start the new year off right.