9/25/16, 7:37am. 7 lbs, 2 oz. Everyone’s doin’ great!
Welcome to the world Noelle!
‘Where’s Gordo’ Poster for the L.A. Galaxy!
I happen to be a HUGE ‘Where’s Waldo’ fan and Martin Handford is one of the great overlooked children’s artists of our time and ‘The Great Waldo Search’ is a true masterpiece and full of allusions of the history of Europe and— well, that’s enough. But I also have a Waldo shrine above my desk.
So I was thrilled to get the call on this one.
This was one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever done for Highlights Magazine. I love logic puzzles (many plane rides have been mitigated by them!), and was excited to do a piece that might introduce them to a younger audience.
The art director asked for a small town with four store fronts, where pasta is hidden among the people and architecture. I immediately thought of a very European-style plaza— say, Italy! (duh, pasta.) So I got to do a piece that focussed a lot on mood and architecture as well, and break away from the Americana I often find myself doing.
And thus, this piece was created, and I’m thrilled with the results! Can you solve the Pasta Puzzle??
See it big here.
Flip & Fin: Super Sharks to the Rescue!
On sale just in time for Summer (AND SHARK WEEK!) Get it here!
June Picture Puzzler: The Numberman Family
Today marks the release of the June issue of Highlights Magazine! And in it you’ll find my Picture Puzzler. Can you find one 1, two 2′s, three 3′s, four 4′s , five 5′s, six 6′s, seven 7′s, eight 8′s, and nine 9′s? See it big here!
There’s a lot of crazy back story to this one. First off, the editors came up with the idea of the Numberman Family independent of me and my name; but obviously once the Art Director learned of the idea, he reached out to me.
Second, this issue is the feature of a documentary about the making of a Highlights issue! Thusly, I was interviewed about the making and process behind this piece, and more generally, what it’s like to work for Highlights (It’s awesome!) I will let everyone know when that doc is released, of course.
Thirdly, I actually hid a second 1 in this piece. But it’s harder to find and only suggested at. I did it for myself and never told anyone, but an editor actually found it on her own! So, can you?
My wife and I redid our bathroom, and wanted to go with a “reclaimed” look — we had to do something to distract ourselves from how small the damn space is. I thought a few simple bird watercolors in some old wooden frames would make great accents.
I chose birds native to Brooklyn. The Eastern Bluebird, the Gray Catbird, and my personal favorite, the Cardinal!
LAUGH ATTACK! at your local Bookstores!
Rube Goldberg Machine!
The Bird Bath (Find the Double L’s!)
Here’s a fun game from the March 2016 issue of Highlights Mag!