BT Kids Activity Pages

I’m working on some Bloomingdale Trail-themed activity pages for kids. Four are posted and more to come here: https://www.bloomingdaletrail.org/kids-activity-pages Also, promoted on Blockclub Chicago.

scavenger hunt with drawings of plants

Neighborhood Plant Scavenger Hunt

I collaborated with the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail to make this plant scavenger hunt. Check it out! Get outside and spy some cool and unusual plants. https://www.bloomingdaletrail.org/post/bloomingdale-trail-plant-scavenger-hunt

Momic is back!

After a busy year of graphic novel and other design work, I finally got some time for a new Momic – see below. I’m figuring out a new analog-digital workflow. A serious backlog of ideas…more Momics coming in 2020! See a selection of the full series: Momic

Second graphic novel – done!

I was so honored to work on yet another educational graphic novel for teens, this time for the American Planning Association. Our little team created Washington, By and By in under 5 months, drawing broad strokes to touch on planning issues across the state of Washington. In addition to research, I did all the color…

No Small Plans Featured at Apple

On June 26, Eyes of the Cat Illustration kicked off a special Teacher Tuesday as part of Today at Apple at the new Michigan Ave. store in Chicago. We discussed the link between illustration and education through our work No Small Plans. After our keynote presentation and Q&A, Apple led a drawing activity with educators, and…

It’s beginning to shape up.

I’m finally beginning some new work…fragmented bits of observation mashed with internal processing and formal play inspired by my son. Until I have something to show, here is a study – O’s forms animated:

We’re #74 on this stellar list of books!

  No Small Plans shares the docket with some really great books on cities on this list: 101 books about where and how we live Recommended reading from urban experts and Curbed contributors By Alissa Walker, Patrick Sisson, and Sara Polsky  Nov 22, 2017, 9:00am EST Illustrations by Paige Vickers https://www.curbed.com/2017/11/22/16679866/best-books-cities-black-friday-cyber-monday

Teen Studio at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

Deon Reed and I taught a No Small Plans Workshop for CAF’s Teen Studios at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. We read excerpts of Chapter 2, shared a bit about our own backstory and development of character and narrative around our neighborhoods of Logan Square and Englewood, and got students thinking about their own neighborhoods, particularly…