8.26.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 212 - 8.26.16


It's National Dog Day at the Polar Bear Post Card Project -- and thusly the Alaskan Husky, working dog of the far Arctic north, makes an appearance with the requisite bear! Like the polar bear, these animals are uniquely suited to their environment and the working conditions of Arctic living. Congratulations and 'thank you' to President Obama for his two recent national monument designations in Maine and Hawaii. We hope indeed that the table is set for the 1002 and a similar designation later this fall #WeAreTheArctic #NationalDogDay

Cover Art!


Always exciting to see the final cover come together on a new project! And in this case, my first board book with the good folks at Sasquatch's Little Bigfoot imprint. On sale in February 2017!

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 211 - 8.25.16


Guardians of the Arctic. Resolved. Defiant. And in steadfast opposition to the changes they don't fully comprehend.

8.25.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 210 - 8.24.16


Happy 100th birthday to the National Park Service! And the polar bear rangers are ready to go for any further expansions or additions to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska's coastal plain.

Harts Pass No. 312

A fitting ode - I hope - to the final week before starting school!

8.24.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 209 - 8.23.16


A waiting game on Arctic protections... Let's not wait too long!

8.23.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 208 - 8.22.16


The cross-country coaching season has begun... so a running bear it is! GRRR!

8.22.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 207 - 8.20.16


While participating just a wee bit in some post-vacation back-to-school shopping, I did spend at least a little time sitting in a chair near the dressing room to draw this lovely little bear trying out a new dress. My particular input is usually most helpful with considering Garfield/Ode thrift store tees and camouflage-patterned cargo shorts -- and thusly not usually helpful at all!

Harts Pass No. 311

Still playing catch-up here from our time away from computers and such: While biking through the Idaho panhandle with a bike full of gear, you begin to truly appreciate the wonder of the bicycle and its unique and fortuitous mechanical advantage :)

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 206 - 8.19.16


Much like the summer heat isn't much good for the Arctic, my recent summer vacation wasn't much good for the Polar Bear Post Card Project... That being said, after nearly two weeks on the road and being mostly out of touch with the world at large, my family and I are back in the saddle and buckled down for work, school, the xc running season, and whatever else that fall will bring. As my very first picture book editor used to say, "Onward and Upward!"

PS While the Polar Bear Post Card production may have stalled, I DID have an excellent vacation!







Harts Pass No. 310

On this closing weekend of the Summer Olympics, I FINALLY get around to posting my strip from 8.10.16! A little here and there and everywhere of late with the last few weeks of summer break. Back on a regular schedule as we head into fall. Enjoy!

8.06.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 205 - 8.5.16


With seemingly non-stop bouncing around from one 4-5 day gig to another -- and a soon-to-be-finally-taken summer trip with my family -- I've been falling greatly behind a bit in my posts... That being said, this recent one of "Snowy the Bear" was inspired by a friend who works for the Modoc Hotshot fire crew out of northern California. Brilliant Taylor, and thank you! With a little more time this could be really nice -- and the sentiment is certainly headed the right direction. And there you have it, a mascot for climate change in the grand tradition of Woodsy Owl, Smokey the Bear, and the US Forest Service National Symbols Program (www.symbols.gov)

8.04.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 204 - 8.4.16


Happy 55th birthday Mr. President!

Harts Pass No. 309

Imagination is a powerful inspiration!


8.01.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 202 - 7.3.16


My version of a new Arctic dinosaur discovery: The recently named Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, which uses an Inupiaq term that roughly translates to "polar bear lizard!" Polar bears, the arctic AND dinosaurs? Awesome!

7.30.2016

Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 201 - 7.29.16


Not at the beach... but down in Los Angles for the 45th annual SCBWI Summer Conference. Soaking up writing and illustrating inspiration and trying to paint a few polar bears while I'm at it!