Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Silent Auction

Here's a piece I'm donating to our school's Silent Auction.  Hopefully, it'll bring in a little money for our awesome school. :)

Saturday, August 8, 2015


It's that time again.  Time to let Art Directors and Editors know that we're here, and ready for work!  :)

Here's what on my drawing board...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kirkus Reviews

Our Bradford St. Buddies are getting ready for their big debut on Sept 1st!  I can't wait for them to finally make their way into the world! YAY!!

Kirkus had a sneak peak and had this to say...  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Trying my hand at working digitally.  I sketched the illustration in pencil, scanned it in, and all the rest was done in Photoshop.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oodles of Doodles

Sorry I haven't been around the blog lately.  I've been working on a project for Amplify Science.  Unfortunately, I can't really post anything from that project yet.  However, I just sent the finished illustrations off to the publisher which freed up some time to doodle.

Some time ago I posted about character design exercises.  Well, I'm doing it again.  It is such a great way to kickstart the creative process.

You can give it a try.  Print out the blank shape sheet. (Or create your own).  Sketch.  That's all there is to it.   I've attached mine for reference.   It's also a lot of fun to give a sheet to the kids and see what they come up with too.  You'd be amazed at the wide variety of characters that different people can come up with.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Book Expo America 2015

CATugeau was well represented at BEA15 this year.

And look who Christy found hanging out at the HMH Booth...   :)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thank You Teachers!

It takes a big heart to shape little minds.  Thank you to all of the teachers who dedicate their lives to our children.  Thank you for your perseverance in the face of politics in education.  Thank you for your patience with both the children, and the parents.   Thank you for your long nights, and early mornings.   Thank you for making a difference in the world.