Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The haps this week...

Heading off to the Decatur Book Festival this Friday!  For anyone going, make sure to come find me, I think my panel is 10:00 AM Saturday.

There's a cool online place to buy kids books, called Childrensbookstore.com.  They've got a great review of my latest "A Piece of Cake" you can read here:
http://www.childrensbookstore.com/shop/books/a-piece-of-cake-9780061992643/
or you can even peruse all my books at once here:
http://www.childrensbookstore.com/contributor/ct-leuyen-pham/
They seem awesome, so give them a shot next time you buy online.

Lastly, my cartoon for the week.  This and a bunch of other cartoons will be released in a bi-yearly publication called "826 Quarterly", a very cool project that has kids from early age to twenties writing stories, poems, essays, etc.  Put together by my local 826 Valencia, read here to find out more:
http://826valencia.org/our-programs/publishing/


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

stuff on BookPeople's Blog

Hi all!  I've been crazy busy this summer, so haven't had a chance to blog much.  So I'll put it all in one go:

I'm at it again, commenting online, which i'm not crazy for, but it's good to keep your hat in.  And the blog is totally worth it -- the very awesome BookPeople's Blog, which represents Texas' best independent bookstore.  The people there are awesome, and this is a very cool series of essays they're doing which addresses diversity in kids' books.  So if you want to read my two cents, just click on the link:

http://bookpeopleblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/leuyen-pham-my-kids-see-themselves-in-every-book-they-read/

and here's the image that I had drawn to go with it (those are my kids):


NEXT UP, I'll be on a panel with the ever awesome ANGELA DITERLIZZI and the marvelous MAC BARNETT at the Decatur Book Festival this year.  The festival goes from the 29th to the 31st, and features the best and most noteworthy in the literary field.  Our little panel will be talking about our latest books, plus an open Q&A with the audience, followed by a signing.  If you're in Georgie or anywhere in those parts, please consider dropping by!

Finally a little fun sketch I did before going to bed the other night.  I need to sketch for fun more often...



Sunday, July 20, 2014

What's on my mind...

I'm not a huge fan of online interviews, but this one is an exception. Here's all the dirt you might want to know about my personal life, in which I reveal SO MUCH, without really revealing a thing.  If you'd like to read a little about my tiny corner of this world, check out the fabulous Sandra Nickel's blog "What was on Her...", where you get to find out tidbits about all those writers you love so much.  For the full thing, click here:

http://whatwason.net/2014/07/20/leuyen-pham-what-was-on-her/

Here's a smidgen to whet your whistle:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Posted this before...

but I had to take it down because the book hadn't come out.  From "Sketchtravel", and awesome collection of art by illustrators and artists from around the world.  Here's more info:

http://www.sketchtravel.com


Monday, June 23, 2014

New Book

Not going to say much about this one.  Keeping it a surprise.  But thought you'd like a sneak peek at some side characters...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Monsters!

Designs for monsters from the next series of books I'm illustrating, "The Princess In Black", by the great writing duo Shannon and Dean Hale.  Enjoy!


Monday, June 09, 2014

An Orca/Rocketship

My son Adrien is turning four this Sunday! We had his party this past Saturday, and he wanted an Orce/Rocket ship theme. What the hell does that mean, you wonder? Well, this is what it means...



Made of lemon cake with lemon curd filling, and that's mostly buttercream on top, because I hate the taste of fondant. The cake has been chowed down, but we saved the fondant whale...