New kids book
Last year I was commissioned to illustrate a real neat book on bullying and self-esteem, written by native author and musician Victor Lethbridge and designed primarily for native children, although any race can get something out of it. Little Chief And Mighty Gopher: The Pemmican Frenzy caused a bit of a stir in the awards department when it hit the streets, winning the 2010 Moonbeam Bronze Medal for best first book by an author, the 2010 Griffin Award, the 2011 Nautilus Silver Medal in the childrens book category, 2011 R. Ross Annett Award, and the coveted 2011 Alberta Book Award for Childrens and Young Adult Book of the Year.
This was my first major commission where the illustrations were done digitally, and it was way too much fun. We are currently working on the second book in the series.
Watch a video with Victor's music and my illustrations here.