Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bookfest 2010

The Bank Street College of Education hosted Bookfest 2010 today. Here I am along with (L to R): Bank Street's Ellen Greene, author/critic/historian Leonard Marcus, illustrator Wendell Minor, author Jon Scieszka and author Florence Friedmann Minor.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A New Wrinkle In Time

I enjoyed channeling Dali’s Persistence of Memory for an article on the decline of the wristwatch for the November issue of the Atlantic Monthly.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


ASSIGNMENT: 10 travel icons for 10 itineraries in honor of 10-10-10. DEADLINE: 5 days :(

Friday, October 1, 2010

Showing the Love

Last month I received a wonderful e-mail from Hank Holman of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mr. Holman wrote:

"I write in praise of your fascinating illustration for "Three Stations" that appeared in last Sunday's New York Times Book Review. I called it to the attention of my artist wife, Jan, and she was as taken with it as I was. I printed a copy and we oohed and ahhed and discussed it at some length. One reason it appealed to her so much is that it reminded her of a spooky experience she and our daughter had late one night in a deserted train station in Germany. Jan is a prize winning quilter who has produced dozens of quilts through the years. I suggested she make a quilted wall-hanging from your design and she has done so. I attach a photograph."

Thank you, Jan, for your stunning work. I am flattered and touched.