Sunday, June 28, 2009

Finally.

I haven't posted anything in over a month. I was moving from Philadelphia (my home of eight years), back to Tucson, AZ. We're still living out of boxes, but I feel like I can finally take the time to blog again. And wasn't Freedom to Blog one of those Rooseveltian freedoms that Norman Rockwell illustrated all those years ago? I'm pretty sure it was, so there's no need to write me any letters about it.

Anyway, I'm remiss in announcing that Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett is now available! I illustrated it! If you've been following my posts about it, you may remember that Billy's mother has been threatening to buy him a blue whale if he doesn't shape up.
One morning, Billy's sure he can feel something watching him:

Well, maybe Mom can buy him a whale, but there's no way Billy's bringing it to school.

23 comments:

elephanta said...

cool! Can't wait to read it and look at all the great pictures!

Hope the transition back into Tuscon goes very well :)

BJW said...

Really excited to read this. It seems like it would have been really difficult to get the scale between the kid and the whale to read. But every picture I've seen of it looks awesome. (what do I know about all this though, I'm a writer, not an illustrator) Great job, can't wait to get my grubby hands on a copy.

yoborobo said...

The book looks great! Sorry we folks on the east coast lost you to Arizona. Nice weather there, though. :)

Sherry Rogers said...

Love the illustrations! The one with the fin inside the door is so wonderful and the one with him towing it with his bike. . .just to much fun! Going now to order the book!

Jennifer Kearney said...

Ooooo... I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! ...and welcome back to Tucson! Missed the heat did ya?! :D

Giovanni Pasini said...

yeeeaa!!

Kyle M Stone said...

Very cool! I look forward to reading it to the tots. They're currently absorbed in "Tree Ring Circus".

In a recent post you mentioned working digitally on this book. Is this one Photoshop? If so, flawless transition.

Adam Rex said...

Thanks everyone!

Yeah, Kyle, it's Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom. I'm happy to hear you don't think it's too obvious.

And see you around, Jennifer!

Dan Santat said...

Arizona? We're practically neighbors!

Adam Rex said...

We're totally neighbors, Dan. Come over this afternoon and we'll go bowling.

poemhome said...

mad cool, Adam. Speaking of unpacking boxes...one small box of frankenstein wending its way west.
douglas

Sydney said...

I was applying to Little Shop Of Stories in GA last week and saw your new book! =] I'll be buying it soon for sure.

John Rocco said...

The chrome on that faucet is luscious. These are great Adam. Good luck with the heat in AZ, I hear it's about 12 miles from the sun.
Best of luck with your new book.

Adam Temple said...

These are amazing! Great stuff.

Eric Braddock said...

Adam, I love these panels so much! Glad to hear the move is going well.. even for living out of boxes..you never realize how much stuff you really have until you move.

Nina Crittenden said...

Take that, Herman Melville!
Good luck unpacking!

RoB said...

Beautiful!

Adam said...

Wow. Just... wow.

Vinod Rams said...

Amazing work. I love the atmospheric perspective in that street scene.

That's sad you had to move from Philly. I love that city.

Chris Dunn said...

Got this for my 23rd Birthday and it's phenomenally good - what an inspiration you are Mr Rex!

Loving the ads on the inside of the hardback, did Mac Barnett write those too?

Adam Rex said...

Yep, every word, Chris. Happy Birthday!

Hey, Vinod!

Chris Dunn said...

Respect to Mac Barnett! Thanks Adam :D

Jill Corcoran said...

Book looks fantastic. Can't wait to get a copy!