John Nez - Pandas

Here's my Panda... from my book 'Peter Panda's Meltdown!'  A fabulous and forgotten book...

This April it's raining babies on the blog

Illustration from Baby on Board, How Animals Carry Their Young
April's theme is "baby", so here's an illustration of a baby I illustrated for Baby on Board, How Animals Carry Their Young, written by Marianne Berkes and published by Dawn Publications. It was fun to illustrate a book of babies because what's cuter than a baby person, penguin, anteater, wolf spider..., I could go on.
You can see more on my Studio With a View Blog.
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison

It Takes Love...

Pages from "It Takes Love (and some other stuff) To Make A Baby, by L.L. Bird
Illustrated by Patrick Girouard

Weather Related...

Pecos Bill rides a tornado to carve out the Grand Canyon.  Yup, that's how it got there.

American Legends & Tall Tales  Coloring Book
Retold and Illustrated by 

Work in progess ~ Snowstorm

Snowstorm in the Redwood Forest ~ illustrated by Susan Swan
Digital art
A spread for a book I'm working on for Charlesbridge.

and another work in progress ~ Lightning Storm


From 'Peter and the Bogeyman'
One of the first picture books I illustrated many years ago, long out of print.
(Apologies for the poor scan)

Illustrated by June Goulding

Bella Baxter and Trudy the Librarian

A couple of library text illustrations I drew for a series of early-reader paperback novels, the Bella Baxter series, co-authored by Sarah Hines Stephens & Jane B. Mason (Aladdin Books, Simon & Schuster). The heroes of the stories were Bella (the little girl) and her librarian friend Trudy.
John Shelley

The Slater Memorial Library

The Slater Memorial Library across from Chucky’s Gas Station on Main Street in Jewett City Connecticut. I was parked in Daddy’s Truck at Chucky’s. 
I first did a sketchbook drawing to see if I would be able to sit there, draw and concentrate with all the noise at the intersection. Then, instead of using my steering wheel for my easel, I used my table that hooks over it because this painting was larger than the steering wheel. 

This Library is where my mother worked every Wednesday and Saturday. She brought me with her even before I could read, and sat me at the children’s table where I looked at all the pictures. So this is a favorite painting of mine. 

As challenging of a location, I am so happy I did it.
Dorothy (Stott) Clark

Warm Hello Friends

In my mind, this place exists..and I hope there's one of these places for you in your community!
By Shirley Ng-Benitez

Playground Friends

This traditionally illustrated artwork, pencil outline and ink washes,
appeared in Trouble for Trudy by Teddy Slater for Scholastic.