I live and work in Newtown, Connecticut, where my wife and I raised three wonderful sons.
I graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale. I spent my Junior year in Rome at the Tyler School of Art.
With me in the studio is Coco, our energetic labradoodle. See Me Run, which won a 2012 ALSC Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, was inspired by watching Coco at the local dog park where she would get other dogs to chase her. Few could catch her. One of Coco's favorite things, digging for moles in the yard, served as inspiration for the sequel, See Me Dig.
To date I have illustrated more than 70 books, including early readers, picture books, eight books in the HarperCollins Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series, and a number of mass market books. Coming in the Spring of 2017 are two books written by my son, Peter, and illustrated by me. They're about a pirate dog named Stinky Spike and are part of the new Read & Bloom series from Bloomsbury.
I'm the author/illustrator of four books, with more on the way. Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel! (Boyds Mills Press) is due out in the Fall of 2016.
In addition to children's trade work I also do editorial and educational illustration. I work digitally and traditionally.
Jennifer Mattson of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency is my agent for juvenile trade publishing. Jennifer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or called directly at (773) 344-4175.
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And for those who like pet videos, here's Coco running in the yard. Good dog!