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Paper airplane activity, Click Magazine

I had the opportunity to illustrate the Flying High paper airplane activity for the November issue of Click Magazine. It was a lot of fun designing the plane, and making sure it folded up correctly on the template was quite a challenge! The assembled airplane: The fold out activity: The original templates (click to view […]

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Bike Rodeo Games, May ChickaDEE

I illustrated these fun little bike games for the May issue of ChickaDEE. I had a great time adding in the worm character and creating a little story with him: Here’s how it appeared in the magazine:

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Max and Kiwi

Fun and educational adventures of brother and sister, Max and Kiwi. Please enjoy this small group of samples for this early reader comic.          

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Cover and Story, Clubhouse Jr. Magazine, November

I had the wonderful opportunity to illustrate another cover for Clubhouse Jr. magazine recently. I also illustrated the 4 page interior story. Here’s the cover as it appeared in print: These are some of my preliminary sketches for the cover, exploring different poses for the main character: A couple illustrations from the interior story: As […]

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Nerdy Birdy

Growing up isn’t easy. Especially when you’ve just moved to a new school and you have no friends! Nerdy Birdy follows the adventures of CJ, an introverted eleven year old, as she attempts to find her way in the uncertain world of middle school. The following 13 page preview contains a few short stories meant […]

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Jim Nasium Books

I had the pleasure of illustrating the covers and interiors for Capstone’s new Jim Nasium book series. Published in their Stone Arch Books imprint, there are four titles in the series. Check them out here! Despite his name, ten-year-old Jim Nasium is no all-star athlete. But he’s determined to find the right sport for him […]

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Mystery of the Missing Berries – Clubhouse Jr. Magazine

Illustration I did for the Rebus story in the July issue of Clubhouse Jr. Magazine. Can you find the strawberry thief hidden in the scene? Photo of how it appeared in print: Here is one of my working sketches. I tested out a few locations for the hidden thief. You’ll note he is better concealed […]

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Harold’s Hat illustrations, July Highlights Magazine

I had the pleasure of working on another double page spread for the July issue of Highlights. In the story “Harold’s Hat”, Harold constructs the best 4th of July hat ever! Huge thank you to Patrick Greenish for the opportunity, and the super fun subject matter! Here’s how it appears in the issue: Some of […]

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SCBWI Conference excercise: Caterina Study

These illustrations were done for a recent SCBWI conference exercise. We were assigned the task of creating an illustration based on the script for “Caterina and the Perfect Party”, published by Dial Books. Here are some of my exploration sketches:

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SCBWI Conference excercise: Bear and Lolly interpretation

This image is from last year, but I like how it turned out so I thought I’d share it. At the SCBWI Canada East Conference back in October 2014 the illustrators in attendance had a pre-conference assignment. Our task was to interpret the characters and produce a page from the Bear and Lolly manuscript (published […]

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Spot Images – Clubhouse Jr.

Here’s a few spot illustrations I did for the Clubhouse Jr. Magazine joke page back in February:   What do you call a ship that gets covered in jam? The Jelly Roger. What do you call a kiss from a cow? A moo-ch. What form of martial arts do loaves of bread practice? Tae kwon […]

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Lookin’ Large: Puzzle Illustration, Clubhouse Jr. Magazine

(Click image for larger version) Here’s a fun puzzle illustration I did for the back cover of the March 2015 issue of Clubhouse Jr. Magazine. There are 24 items hidden in the scene that begin with the letter “L”. Can you find them all? If you are stuck, the initial sketch is below with a […]