A stack of worthy and notable titles has been growing on my desk, demanding attention and certainly deserving it but my gosh, it's been a busy year offline.
So the stack waits for proper reviews, but there's one that has a launch party coming up in the Los Angeles area on Saturday, October 26th
(as of this writing four days away) at the Wildlife Learning Center
, and I'd like to spread the word. It's a picture book written and illustrated by my friend, fellow story artist Dave Derrick
Dave loves drawing, and he really
loves to draw animals. This little story about a junior crocodile and tiger cub doing their best to out-boast each other is loaded with charm, done with gestural ink line and watercolor wash.
|A detail of the cub. This guy suggests a self-portrait to me-in that way that certain drawings seem to look like their artists. Hard to explain, but I'm sure plenty will know what I mean.|
The endpapers feature a panoply of the animals and birds of India, the story's setting.
Using this flyer-either printing it out or bringing it along on your phone-assures admission for Dave's launch event. Should be a fun time!