Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore
For those of you in the Brooklyn area, I’ll be reading LIFETIME and doing a craft on January 4th at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene.
Brooklyn artist Christopher Silas Nealis the illustrator of critically acclaimed books including Over and Under the Snow. In his beautiful new illustrated book Lifetime, young readers learn that in one lifetime, a caribou will shed 10 sets of antlers, a woodpecker will drill 30 roosting holes, a giraffe will wear 200 spots, and a seahorse will birth 1,000 babies. This extraordinary book collects animal information not available anywhere else—and shows all 30 holes, all 200 spots, and, yes!, all 1,000 baby seahorses in eye-catching illustrations. A book about picturing numbers and considering the endlessly fascinating lives all around us, Lifetime is sure to delight young nature lovers. Christopher reads from Lifetime and engages readers with drawings and interactive crafts at today’s story time. Ages 3 to 8.
Saturday, January 4th, 11am
The Wall Street Journal: Baseball’s Irrational Heart.
One for the Wall Street Journal’s Mind and Matter column about how it may be human nature, when it comes to baseball, to ignore facts and instead follow superstition, guess work and irrational thinking. Written by Alison Gopnik
Mr. Prince for the New Yorker’s Culture Desk
I wrote and illustrated a short portrait of Bed-Stuy Gardener Mr. Prince for the New Yorker’s Culture Desk.
New York Times: My Body Changed. So Did Intimacy.
Here’s a new one for the Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/booming/my-body-changed-so-did-intimacy.html?ref=health
Illnesses had altered us. Who knew our new bodies would only bring us closer?
Lifetime, The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives
“As intriguing as it is gorgeous.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
In one lifetime, a caribou will shed 10 sets of antlers, a woodpecker will drill 30 roosting holes, a giraffe will wear 200 spots, a seahorse will birth 1,000 babies.
Count each one and many more while learning about the amazing things that can happen in just one lifetime. My latest book with author Lola Schaefer measures the traits and developmental milestones of 11 species of animals including a dolphin, alligator, woodpecker and giraffe. The art accurately pictures each fun fact including 1000 baby seahorses! Go ahead and count em. Lifetime is a fun book for readers who love animals and are fascinated by nature.
You can find Lifetime, The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives wherever books are sold. Buy directly from Chronicle Books: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/lifetime.html
Follow me on twitter @csneal for a chance to win a free signed copy: https://twitter.com/csneal
I recently made this series of hand lettered openers and food drawings for Epicurious. A big thanks to Kristina DiMatteo and Jody Churchfield for the wonderful assignment!
Art School Roundtable Discussion
For the latest episode of Your Dreams My Nightmares, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Weber, Jillian Tamaki, and Chelsea Cardinal about art school and why you should or shouldn’t go. You can have a listen here.
A Hot Dog Tryptich
A new one about lack of sleep for the New York Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/cheating-ourselves-of-sleep/?smid=tw-nytimes
I recently made this Paperback cover for Brooklyn-based author Emma Straub. Art Direction by the lovely Helen Yentus. In bookstores this July. Penguin USA.
I had the pleasure of working with one of my favorite art directors, Peter Mendelsund, on this one. We worked up two versions. The top we printed and the bottom we dreamed about…
Just received my copy of The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan and am thrilled with how the jacket art printed. I had the pleasure of working with designer Abby Weintraub of whom I’ve been a long time fan and the most wonderful creative director Carol Devine Carson.
This is a great read that weaves together four marriages, the diamond business and the advertising line that changed engagement rings forever.
The Engagement’s will be available this June if you’d like to buy a wonderfully printed good ol’ fashioned hard copy.
A portrait of Federico García Lorca for the New Yorker