Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mission Control

It won’t actually be mentioned in the book but what this guy is thinking is, “I wonder what would happen if I push this button?”

Monday, December 3, 2007

Space Race

What can I say? If I had hired someone to run this blog and they were posting at this pace, I’d fire them. But there is no support staff here at the studio, and no one to blame but yours truly, and the moon. I throw the moon in the mix there because the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing is coming up in 2009, and I have an oversized (thank you, Atheneum) picture book that must hit the shelves by then. For years this has been a story that I’ve wanted to tell, and these have been drawings that I’ve wanted to make, and so I wake up every day thrilled to have the chance to do it. And then I look at the calendar and the nausea kicks in. Well, NASA made their deadline (barely), and I’ll make mine. It’s just a matter now of seeing about the barely.

Robert's Snow

A sincere thank you to all who bid on the Lightship snowflake as part of the Robert’s Snow: For Cancer’s Cure auction. Thanks especially to the redoubtable Fuse #8 for blush-inducing publicity before the auction got underway, which no doubt helped to drive up the price, and to J.T.F., who bid with greatest gusto. And if you’re sitting there feeling sorry that you missed out on all the action, nurse those regrets no more! The final auction is underway from today through December 7. Have at it!