Yes, Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And that means Christmas isn’t very far behind. So if you’re looking for fun places to shop this coming weekend come to Clawson! Christmas in Clawson, Saturday 11/12 9-5 This event is coming back after a 3-year hiatus! Come stroll around Clawson high school, … Continue reading Upcoming Events 11/12 & 11/13 — Christmas in Clawson + Leon & Lulu!
After I finished my third book, Where All the Little Things Live I realized I had learned a lot. My writing improved, weeding out words and sentences. I’d learned how to render light sources better in the illustrations and how to be more subtle using the spot colors. And I’d settled on a layout style … Continue reading Zōsan, 2nd Edition
I haven’t even finished the book, but I can already tell you: if you have any love for the process of printing, history, or just have a love of good design and layout, then you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of The Tramp Printers from Eberhardt Press. Well written, beautifully designed … Continue reading The Tramp Printers
Head over to my latest kickstarter and help me create cozy cotton woven blankets with moments of joy and inspiration from my three illustrated books! http://kickstarter.iantm.com Continue reading Kickstarter is LIVE!
I’m starting a new Kickstarter Campaign: cotton woven blankets featuring artwork from all three of my books. I have one and they are lovely to behold, with pixel-like details, soft fringe, and a cozy size for all ages! Stay tuned! Sign up for my mailing list now and get a sneak peek! (signup.iantm.com) Continue reading Launch day is Friday, 9/9/22
Even before I finished remastering Tamaishi, thoroughly revisiting the text and the illustrations with every thing I’d learned from Where All the Little Things Live, I knew I was running low on copies of Zosan, so I had it in mind to rework those illustrations as well. While I’m not quite ready for printing, I’ve … Continue reading Zosan Second edition in the works…
I recently worked with a company to create woven—not printed—blankets with artwork from Tamaishi and Where All the Little Things Live. The results were a stunning pixel-art-like cotton blanket. They’re warm, cozy, and made to last. It won’t fade and the weave seems like it will stand up with time. I am currently curious if there’s any demand out there. … Continue reading Cozy Illustrations!
¡™ · Where All the Little Things Live – Sampler ¡™ · The Big Round Rock And Queen Of The Flowerbeds Sampler I’m pleased to announce that the Audiobook edition of Where All the Little Things Live won second place in the 2022 Purple Dragonfly awards! The Purple Dragonfly is a worldwide annual book competition … Continue reading Where All the Little Things Live wins 2nd place!
I met a fellow creative, Linda K. Sienkiewicz, at a local SCBWI event. She wrote a children’s book called Gordy and the Ghost Crab, and an adult novel In the context of Love, and many others. She has a feature post on her blog where she shares other creatives’ journeys. I am thrilled to have … Continue reading What, why, how
I’d never read a book told from a multiple first person perspective and was really curious how it would work. There were times when I would forget who was talking, but that only happened if I put the book down, which frankly wasn’t often. It was a compelling read that pulled me through pretty quickly … Continue reading Review: The Rejects of Room 5