Henry especially likes juicy berries. ©Cheryl Kirk Noll
On September 29, 2012, I was featured on Kathy Teamen's blog,
Writing and Illustrating
. She has a regular feature, "Illustrator Saturday," with extensive interviews of dozens of fabulous illustrators, from Dan Santat to Brian Lies to Susan Jeffers, and many, many more. I'm honored to be included in this treasure trove of information about the lives and creative process of childr
en's book illustrators.
To read my interview, which includes lots of information about my student days at RISD, and my illustration process, go to:
Kathy was on a retreat when she put up the information, and had a hard time with a bad internet connection. Consequently, you'll find several things repeated, and she wasn't able to put up my new work, so...
I want to introduce my latest project, a picture book dummy about a vivacious hedgehog named Henry. Working on Henry has been such fun that I wanted to share him.
There is never enough time in the day for Henry. ©Cheryl Kirk Noll
As I mentioned in the interview, I've been writing up a storm. I dummied up this story, (that means I made a prototype of the book, with sketches, words in place, and a few finished illustrations) and it is currently being considered by a few publishers. I have my fingers crossed.
Henry loves to swim, and fish, and chase after whirlwinds. ©Cheryl Kirk Noll
Henry is always on the lookout for slimy slugs and chewy grubs. YUM! ©Cheryl Kirk Noll
Occasionally Henry likes to rest, but only if it's outside. ©Cheryl Kirk Noll