Monday, August 13, 2007


Ok, at the request of the Maginificent Mac Mccool, LinkMac Mccool, the magnificent,
I have decided to share one of the pics from my workshop in Los Angeles.
(AND, because some of the comments lead me to believe that y'all think this is a real pic, I must admit, photoshop and I got together on this one . That's not my ride. This is a pic of the inimitable Don "Magic" Juan in Miami or somewhere I have never been. Not my rings, not my cane, not my hat, not my ride, not my cup. Just my ridiculous face. Just wanted you to know so nobody asks to borrow my golden pimp goblet at some conference. And because I wouldn't want Magic to slap it out of my hand.)

To catch you up if you were not there, this workshop was about kick starting your career as an illustrator. Pimp yourself of someone else will. Artists are usually insecure and not great at doing the business side of the work. You need to create an alter ego to handle the business or get an agent.
Here is a super summary of the workshop:Get your work out there. Dont blow it in person. And most importantly: Do Good Work!

Cheers Mac, You are Magnificent

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Los Angeles SCBWI conference 2007

Hey unknown reader, probably just myself later, what's happening?
This year's SCBWI conference in LA was off the hook. I got to meet Greg Neri, my man who penned Chess Rumble (and fellow pimp). I took Clay who eventually warmed up to it and had a blast. That was fun hanging with my little man. Not so little, actually.
Had wonderful visits with so many good peeps: Ok, I started a list but erased it because that is just asking for it. Probably forget someone vital and axe my friendship and career. No thank you.
Here are a few pics. One is of Greg and I, the other is of a signing with Lin Oliver, Henry Winkler and My white ass. It was fun. I always like doing stuff with the author/s and illustrators. Good mojo.