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:


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.          


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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:


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle

I’m very excited to announce the new Scientifically Correct kids book I made with Zach Weinersmith (SMBC) and Henry Reich (Minutephysics). Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle is an illustrated astronomy lesson written in verse. Learn about black holes, why stars actually twinkle, and more in this fun, educational retelling of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The book […]


The Case of The Gooey Chocolate

These are some illustrations I completed earlier this year for Scholastic Canada’s Literary Place “Explore!” magazine. These illustrations are for a story about the greenhouse effect entitled: “The Case of the Gooey Chocolate”.


Bandit: Illustration for A Curious Case of Poetry

This is an illustration I completed earlier this year for Scholastic Canada’s Literary Place book “A Curious Case of Poetry”. The title of this poem was “Bandit”. It’s about a family dog who sneaks around stealing his owners possessions! Here are some of the preliminary sketches:


Zoe Sparks: Stuffie Rescue Squad

My new all-ages graphic novel launches on October 6, 2014 at To give a little bit of insight into my process, I thought I would share some of my sketches and show the stages I go through in creating the artwork. 1. Writing/thumbnailing I start with a story goal in mind, a short written […]


Blog Post Roundup

If you’ve missed any of my posts over at the SCBWI Canada East Illustrator’s Blog, here is a round up of some of my posts that you may find of interest: Streamline Your Workflow With Manga Studio Story Editor How Manga Studio Convinced me to Draw Digitally Illustrating Characters: Personality Goes a Long Way Adventures […]


Spot illustrations for Clubhouse Jr.

Here are some recent spot illustrations I did for the joke page in Clubhouse Jr. Magazine. Which birds really stick together? Vel-crows.   Some concept sketches for the vel-crows: What kind of fish likes to listen to music? A tune-a fish. Who gives cows money when they lose teeth? The Moo-th fairy.    


New Kids! Poster

I recently collected some of my kids character designs onto a poster. I’m planning to send this along with some other samples to various potential clients. I also have it available for purchase here.


“Just Kidding” Illustration for Clubhouse Jr. Magazine

I recently had another super fun assignment for Clubhouse Jr. Magazine – creating the illustration for the “Just Kidding” feature in the May 2014 issue. The Clubhouse magazines are always full of wonderful illustrations so I get excited every chance I get to contribute. I had a lot of fun adding the little details in […]


Skate Park Puzzle – May ChickaDEE Magazine

The May 2014 issue of ChickaDEE Magazine is now available, and I had the pleasure of illustrating the puzzle spread for this issue. This puzzle features a bike trail maze, which was a really fun challenge to create. I used to draw mazes in my school notebooks all the time, so this one brought back […]


Twins in Time – eBook

I’m excited to announce the launch of Twins in Time, a children’s eBook written by Zach Weinersmith with illustrations by yours truly. The book is now available – Get it here! Here’s a short book description: Twins in Time is a visual adventure written in verse. It is written with children in mind, but particularly […]


Clubhouse Jr. March Cover and Rebus

I recently had the pleasure of working with the wonderful team at Clubhouse Jr. as I illustrated the cover and some interior illustrations for the March 2014 issue. When I’m working on a cover, I’ll usually work up a couple more concept sketches than I normally would – just to be sure we have the […]