Tuesday, March 12, 2013


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(now with 20% more Bob!):

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

And now for something completly different

(click on image for enlarged view)

What would happen if uber-talented artist, Andy Suriano, asked me to do a pin up for his new comic book?
Well it would look something like the image above. Actually, it would look exactly like the image above.

It was really fun for me to step outside of my usual playful style and do something a little bit darker. I've really been wanting to work on a graphic novel so it gave me a chance to play around with what that style might be like.

So, thanks for the opportunity to play around with your characters, Andy!

You can get more info on Andy's awesome book, "Doc Bizarre, M.D." (co-created by Joe Casey) at Andy's blog- http://www.andyupdates.blogspot.com/

It's available in fine comic book stores everywhere on November 30th but you can check out a 10 page preview right here- PREVIEW

In addition to being a good friend, Andy is by far one of the most talented artists I've ever know. You won't be disappointed by anything he's involved with.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Here's another film that I did for the new season of Sesame Street. This time we tackle the number 20.

Once again, Brad Mossman created the super catchy tune and Jake Armstrong provided the awesome animation.

Big thanks to everyone involved!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Y is for Yaaay!

Here's a film I Designed and Directed for the new season of Sesame Street.

Brad Mossman created the catchy tune and Jake Armstrong provided the stellar animation.

Super special thanks to Bill Chernega for editing the piece and Yvette Espinosa for being our Post Production Guru.

Want more Brad and Bob songs? Visit: http://wubbzysongs.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 18, 2011

L.A. Times Festival of Books

I'll be appearing on the Target Stage at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 30th at 10:40AM.

The festival is Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. All the details are here- http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

If you've never been, the festival is lots of fun for the whole family. And the Target Stage is especially fun for the kids! It's part of Target's great Commitment To Reading program.

And since Hip Hop Harry is performing after me, I'm gonna challenge him to a dance off! You've been served, Harry!

Come on out and get your kids excited about books! And Hip Hop!

I'll also be signing books at the CM School Supply and Bookstore booth (Section K5 Booth 546) on Sunday between 1-2PM.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Calling all Geeks! Calling all Geeks!

On Monday, Feb. 28th, I'm launching a web comic that will run on the wired.com blogs, Geek Dad and Geek Mom.

Geek Life is a web comic centered on a geeky young couple, their genius 10-year-old son, and his crotchety pet frog. They are the modern geek family.

You can check it all out here- http://www.geeklifecomic.com

And get an intro by watching the trailer:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Many thanks for everyone's kindness and support this year. And for putting up with the endless promotion of my book!

I hope you all have a wonderful winter holiday and a 2011 filled with goodness!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Encino Man

Big thanks to the Encino Elementary School for having me as the headliner of their Book Fair. Barnes and Noble Encino hosted a big crowd of book loving kids, parents, and teachers.

I got to draw the school librarian, Mrs. Cummings.

Unfortunately, caricature isn't my strong point. Sorry, Mrs. Cummings.

I signed a lot of books...

I met some adorable Wubbzy fans...

And hung out with some very photogenic families...

- as a thank you gift, I was given a really awesome customized tin of cookies. Yum! Yum!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Cow Named Wubbzy

I've heard of at least 3 dogs that have been named Wubbzy but I was really surprised to find out that there is a calf named Wubbzy. Wubbzy the calf is on a dairy farm in Stockton, California.

I'm a big fan of cows so next time I'm up that way I'm going to make sure to stop by and say "Hi".

Read all about the cow named Wubbzy right here- http://crazymoos.wordpress.com

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wubbzy Painting

I recently painted a piece of original art that is being given away as part of the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Fly Us To The Moon DVD Sweepstakes.

You can enter here- http://www.wubbzy.com/sweep/

The deadline to enter is November 16th!

And thanks to Susan Heim for the nice mention on her blog-http://susanheim.blogspot.com/2010/10/wow-wow-wubbzy-enter-to-win-one-of-kind.html

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wubb Cookies!

Many thanks to Thyjuan Rosario of Inspirations By Thyjuan for sending me a box of awesome Wubbzy cookies!

They look great. They taste delicious. And if you eat them you'll get super powers!
My niece ate one and now she has the ability to talk to donkeys.
Well, I didn't say that they would be good super powers.

Oh, poor Wubbzy cookie!

If you want cool cookies (and super powers!) go here- http://inspirationsbythyjuan.blogspot.com/

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!
And more thanks to the hip Australian site Babyology for the nice post on Hugo - babyology.com.au/sunday-arts/hu…

A cool site like that makes me wish I was an Australian mom!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Minneapolis Is Awesomopolis!

Words can't describe how great appearing at the Target Book Festival in Minneapolis was so here are a bunch of photos (with few words):






A cool Cat in The Hat!

Wife makes friends with Lamb Chop!

Downtown for the cherry on top!

Many thanks to all the cool people that made this such a great experience!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Minneapolis Target Book Festival

I'll be appearing at the Target Book Festival in Minneapolis on Saturday, September 11th.

I've never been but I expect it to be the Lollapalooza of Book Festivals!

And as an extra bonus, Lamb Chop and Hip Hop Harry will be there!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Auction Action Go Time!

The charity auction in support of LA826 is up and running!

Buy some great art from some of the tippy top bestest childrens book illustrators and support a great cause! All the proceeds go to a fantastic organization for kids.

Get in on the bidding here- ART AUCTION (the bidding ends on Sept 4th)

Here's my contribution.

Friday, August 13, 2010

OH NO! Take 2

After getting some distance on the pen and ink pieces I did for the Dan Santat's Oh No! Charity art auction, I decided that a painting would be more appropriate.
Any excuse to paint a robot!

You can check out all the great art at Gallery Nucleus opening tomorrow night, August 14th.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


OH NO! It's more charity art!

I was lucky enough to be have big time author/illustrator/show creator/kung fu master Dan Santat ask me to be a part of a great charity art auction for 826LA.

It's all tied into the release of Dan's new book (written by the amazing Mac Barnett), OH NO! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)

Dan put together a very cool promotional video showing almost all of the great artwork from the show. Check it out here-

Dan explains it all here:

As a parent I can relate to the frustrations many parents must have in finding any decent place to help educate their kids. Here in California we suffer from state budget cuts and schools continue to suffer from even more budget cuts when they already have nothing left to lose. So I gathered up some friends. A little over 30 children's book artists (any more and my head would have exploded), and they did their own interpretations of Mac's book "OH NO! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)"and starting August 23rd people can begin buying pieces off of eBay. (There will be two auctions, one starting August 23rd, and another starting on August 30th. There will also be a gallery show where all the pieces will be on display at the Nucleus Gallery starting August 14th. I will also be selling very limited edition prints from the book to go towards the charity as well as copies of the book itself.

So come to the cool opening on Saturday the 14th, buy cool art online, and watch Dan's cool promotional trailers. It's all cool!

Here's my contribution:

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gulf Fundraiser Art

Ripple is an online art fundraiser in support of the wildlife devastated by the BP oil disaster.

I created a few pieces of art work that will be available to purchase online tonight, Monday, July 26th at 6:30PM Eastern/3:30PM Pacific.

This great charity endeavor has been put together by Illustrator Kelly Light.
Check it all out here- http://ripplesketches.blogspot.com/

The drawings below and the painting at the top of the post will all be available tonight.
Each piece is $50 and all the money goes directly to the animal rescue efforts.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Super Mega Epic Virginia Book Tour!

7 schools, over 3000 kids, and a whole lot of fun!
I was lucky enough to spend 10 days giving presentations to elementary schools in the great state of Virginia.

Here's a video that tries to capture the experience:

Did that seem like a blur? Yeah, it did for me too! A super awesome blur!
So here's a run down of just what happened:

St. Bridget's School in Richmond
Thanks to Assistant Principal Charlene Bechely, and Principal Ray Honeycutt for setting up the visit.
And extra super special thanks to
Ann Neuhaus for promoting the event, selling books, and providing a bag of Bill's BBQ for the author at 9AM!

* You know that the Principal is cool when he asks you to draw on his shirt!

I was able to lead a group of exceptional 5th grade art students in the creation of a story that we all drew out on ceiling tiles. The kids are going to paint them and they will be placed back in the schools ceiling so that everyone can see their great work!

Huge thanks to Lara Ivey and Julie Dauksys at Growing Up With Books (it's like Netflix for books!) for making this visit so special!

They really promoted the event and had the kids fill the school with 'What's at the end of the red string art work!

They even gave me a goodie bag filled with diet appropriate snacks, South Anna swag, and.......... a cell phone strap with my favorite Japanese character, Sato Chan, on it! Lara had it shipped from Japan!!

Beech Tree Elementary School in Falls Church (My old elementary school!)
Thanks to Ellen Valentine for setting up this visit.

Pennington Elementary School in Manassas

Colonial Trail Elementary School in Glen Allen

Extra special thanks to Jackie Rice and Linda Levine for making this happen!

Rivers Edge Elementary School in Glen Allen
Thank you to Susie Milwit and Principal Johnna Riley for putting together the visit!

Nuckols Farm Elementary School in Henrico
Thanks to Principal Mary Cox and Assistant Principal Lisa Merriam for hosting my visit.
And super-sized muchas gracias to Diane Schnupp and her family for making everything so easy and treating me like a Rock Star!

Thanks to everyone at the schools for their amazing southern hospitality!