For the past year and change I've been working hard on illustrating a pretty unique picture book. When I got the script a few years ago, pictures started coming into my head instantly and knew I had to work on it. The book is called My First Ghost, written my Maggie Miller and Michael Leviton and will be published with Disney/Hyperion books. The book reads as sort of an instructional on "how to take care of your ghost", and isn't your run of the mill picture book by any means (that's why I liked it so much!).
I've posted a few images of the interior paintings to give you feel for the book. It was a fun challenge playing with the sheet white ghost against pops of color throughout the pages. I couldn''t leave any of the pages white or light in color in fear of the ghost getting lost, so it really challenged my color combination skills-to make each page/spread look fresh, bold, but not too bold. I'm really excited about it and hope you'll check it out when it hits the shelves just in time for Halloween, 2012!