Hi friends,

成人版快手A couple of weeks ago I made an illustration for in the New York Times by Arthur C. Brooks about gratitude. It was in the paper the Sunday before last. Since then a lot of people have asked to buy a print of it and a few people have inquired about buying the original painting.

成人版快手I'm very grateful this holiday season. For one, I feel profoundly lucky to be able to make a living as an artist. It's not a thing I ever expected to be able to swing and I don't take it lightly. So thanks very much to those of you interested in what I'm up to creatively. But even more acute is my gratitude for the health and happiness of my family. I think about this a lot. I try my best not to take it for granted. Which is why my heart aches so much for those who don't have what we have: food, shelter, safety.

Anyway, I am成人版快手 planning to make some prints of this painting. I'm pretty sure they'll be available in time for the holidays. Stay tuned. But! I'm also going to auction off the original painting and donate 100% of the proceeds to Mercy Corps, an organization that works to help people in need and to save lives every day. So, if you love this painting or if you want to help or ideally BOTH, you can bid on it .

take care,

I'll be visiting a few bookstores in the Boston area next week. Come say hi if you're in the neighborhood.

Friday, December 4th at 4pm
An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café
Plainville, MA

Saturday, December 5th at 4pm
RiverRun Bookstore
Portsmouth, NH

Sunday, December 6th at 2pm
Brookline Booksmith
Brookline, MA

成人版快手Wordstock, Portland's book festival, is back! This year it'll take place at the Portland Art Museum which is great news. Anyway, I'll be there on Saturday the 7th, reading Home and probably drawing and talking, etc. at noon. Then I'll be joining Maile and Colin Meloy, my talented sister-in-law and husband respectively, for something they're calling "The Meloy Family Hour", a conversation for OPB's State of Wonder, at 5:00. Then we'll be signing some books. Okay! See you there!

成人版快手P.S. I found this photo on the internet. Thank you for taking it, somebody.

成人版快手UPDATE: Here's we did for OPB.

We had for the Stead's Number Five Bus blog. Discussed: workspaces, calligraphy, rap, my sad childhood.

Check out published by 826Michigan and featuring the work of top notch illustrators (Jon Klassen, Greg Pizzoli, Adam Rex, Dan Santat, Lisa Brown, so many more) providing art for short stories by student writers. Buy the book! Support 826 and writing programs for kids! Here's my illustration for "You're Fired, Alex!" by 14 year old Isaac Cochran.

in Portland will be displaying original illustrations from Home through the month of August. I love this place: it's bright and pretty with good food and play areas for kids which include a reading nook and a little children's book library. I'll be signing copies of Home there on Saturday, August 1st from 3:00-6:00. I think they'll be for sale at the cafe? Pretty sure? Anyway, come by and say hi.

And on a related note, still has some very limited edition prints of selected illustrations from the book. Drop them a line成人版快手 for more info.


Speaking of Yvonne and WeMake, I did a sketchXchange with them at Tillamook Station last month. I shared process work and sketchbooks with an audience, answered questions, and drank beer. It was a good time. for a recap of the event and an interview I did with Britt Appleton from WeMake.


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