Glen Keane and the Texas Avery award

Texas Avery Award 2012
For the past few years I've illustrated materials for the Dallas Film Festival's promotional efforts. This year, to celebrate giving the Texas Avery award to the legendary Glen Keane, I completed a piece celebrating the award and Keane's legacy. I wanted to give a subtle nod to the Keane characters I loved growing up, without just doing some weird Disney fan art. I tried to subtly nod at various characters in the crowd, can you spot them?

When Glen Keane comes to Dallas next month to accept the award, there will be a bunch of cool events, hopefully I can make it out to one. For more information, there's a website set up here-

Also, I just found out this morning that I've had something accepted into Spectrum 19! Congrats to all those accepted. Hope all are well.


Darkbeast Cover
Darkbeast Wraparound

Darkbeast by Morgan Keyes, is a fantasy MG novel published by Simon & Schuster, art directed by the wonderful Russel Gordon. Cover illustrated by yours truly.

Wraparounds (illustrations that extend to the back cover) are always a fun challenge, because you have to think of the composition as just the front cover, but make the whole piece feel cohesive. In this case, I got to illustrate a bit more of the story, showing a cute village and mysterious hooded figure on the back cover. A fun experience for sure.

In other news, I am enjoying this unusually warm winter, finding cool ways to use my CSA produce (count me firmly on the kale chips bandwagon) and looking forward to attending Spectrum Art Live in May with Drew, and friends Dustin and Francis (And whomever else I can convince to attend before May). Staying busy and drawing lots.

Take care!