Tag Archives: Promotion

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 […]

Winter Holiday Posters!

Each year I like to come up with a unique holiday piece to send to my clients. Rather than a traditional card, last year I made a small 11×17″ winter themed poster entitled “Sled Slang”. This year I was feeling a little extra inspired so I’ve actually produced two posters! The first one is called […]

The Pumpkin King

Happy Halloween everyone! Here is an illustration I recently completed for my latest postcard mailer: Here’s a photo of the postcard (front and back): I had these printed by Overnight Prints, as 5×7″ glossy with rounded corners. Ever since I first started printing them with the rounded corners I’ve not been able to go back […]

“Sled Slang” Poster

This poster was inspired by a childhood spent sledding down the biggest hills I could find! Instead of sending out the usual holiday card this year I decided to try something a little different, so I came up with  this poster, which I’ll be sending out as my holiday mailer. I also have 2 sizes […]

On Branding, Postcards, Business Cards, and Newsletters

You may have noticed that I’ve updated my branding on the site. I wanted to create a fresher, bolder, and more distinctive look – one that grabs the eye and says “Hire me!”, or as close to that as possible. 🙂 To go along with my new branding, I’ve updated my portfolio with quite a […]

Kids! A Poster

One of my summer projects was to work on a looser, more fun illustration style. As part of my practice, I worked on a series of illustrations of children that I had planned to collect in a poster format. Here is that poster: These posters are 11×17″ and are now available for $10 in my […]

A “Thank You” card

As part of my follow up after I complete large illustration assignment, I like to send a small handwritten note of appreciation. I think that small personal touches like this can go a long way to building a good relationship with clients. Taking some characters from a comic project I am developing, I decided to […]

New promotional postcard design

Having recently designed my latest promotional postcard, I thought I’d talk a little about my process for those who may be interested. I make my postcards a little larger than the standard 4×6″, instead going with a 5×7″ size. I feel this has a better impact, and allows for more/larger images. Plus, the cost of […]

Making a Snowflakes promotional package

In the course of promoting Snowflakes generally and to book publishers, it’s a good idea to have a small promotional package that introduces the comic. Since Snowflakes is really into the heart of the story now, after over two years of updates, we’ll be making more of a push promotionally to book publishers and the […]

Designing my tear sheets

My tear sheets are one of my most important promotional pieces. These are available for download on my website, and will be part of the promotional packages I send out. In designing these, as with my promotional postcards, I focused them on my children’s illustration work. In order to present the different strengths of my […]

My promotional postcard design

I needed to design a postcard that I could use for my promotional mailings. My goal is to generate more children’s illustration work, so I designed the postcard with this in mind, using images I felt best reflected my work in this area. Instead of the standard 4×6″ postcard, I decided to make it 5×7″, […]