I had the honor of illustrating the cover of Publishers Weekly for their fall children’s book issue. Big thanks to Victoria Rock, who got me the gig, editor Diane Roback, and art director Clive Chiu.
I recently got an assignment to illustrate the cover of a magazine, for their fall children’s book issue. My wife suggested I think of a quotation about books, then bring it to life in a picture. I immediately thought of the great Groucho Marx line; “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
The magazine chose a different idea, so I’m sending this one right to the top.
Drawn while attending a 4th of July oom-pah band concert in the park. This one made me realize just how much I owe to R. Crumb, who captured the rhythm of walking better than anyone. When kids ask me how to get good at drawing, I tell them to draw the human figure or an animal in motion–if you can do that, drawing a house or a car is easy.