On the drying rack; 2 color poster for Wild Ones who are about to start their US tour. They’ll perform at SxSW next week so be sure to visit their merch table to purchase a print.
Their new album Keep It Safe is so good!
Here’s a list of tour dates: http://wildonestheband.tumblr.com/shows
Goodnight Songs, Margaret Wise Brown
I had the pleasure of contributing a piece of art to Goodnight Songs, a collection of poems by the legendary author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown. As if that weren’t amazing enough, the book is illustrated by 12 amazing artists! Some I consider dear friends, some I consider heroes. My contribution, for a piece called Wooden Town, is currently on view at the Museum of American Illustration (Society of Illustrators) in Manhattan. The book, published by Sterling, will be available in March.
For those of you in Brooklyn, we are having a book launch signing and celebration at BookCourt in Cobble Hill.
Here’s a video about the making of the book: https://vimeo.com/85869541
Saturday, March 15, 4pm
Book Court, 164 Court Street
Pioneer Girl, jacket art
Jacket art and type for Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen, a novel about Lee Lien, daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, who struggles to find meaning post-grad, and discovers a surprising connection between her family and the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on The Prairie novels. A big thanks to Paul Buckley for this assignment.
Listen to Nguyen discuss (5 min) Pioneer Girl on NPR.
I’m so excited that I will be writing and illustrating two books with Candlewick Press. Publisher’s Weekly just announced the deal: http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/60923-rights-report-week-of-february-3-2014.html
For the latest New Yorker: Portrait of Philly based Choreographer Rennie Harris
A poster that I made for Sub Pop records back in 2008 showed up in Carrie’s bedroom on season 3 of Portlandia.
Greenlight Book Store
Sending a big thank you to Greenlight Book Store for having me on Saturday and a big hug to all the kids, parents, and friends who attended the reading.
Reading Over and Under the Snow on a wintery Brooklyn morning. I encouraged readers to visit Fort Greene Park and look under the snow for animals featured in the book.
Reading Lifetime, counting teeth, and giving our condolences to one very sad fish.
Young readers working on their “Lifetime” inspired crafts.
Kids, parents and friends from the neighborhood lining up for the reading.
My son Jasper (4 months old) in his big boy chair—front row for Daddy’s show.
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