3.23.2017

Harts Pass No. 339


It's March Madness... and with Sweet Sixteen appearances for both the Wisconsin Badgers AND the Michigan Wolverines, the mustelids are tearing up the courts. And hopefully they still will be later this week. GRRR!

3.16.2017

Harts Pass No. 338


The comment period on the proposed grizzly bear reintroduction is wrapping up this week. As per usual with this sort of study, there are choices -- and a "goldilocks principle" certainly at work. A lot of space in the North Cascades, and a probable chance of success for the work, but nothing is ever certain and these big 'ol bears DO indeed deserve a good hard look and due consideration!

PS The comic this week was equally inspired by The Oatmeal's call for public comments: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/03/15/a-proposal-to-bring-back-grizzlies-just-got-a-funny-boost/?utm_term=.c89da2732da0

I submitted this cartoon along with a few more thoughts in prose. GRRR!

3.10.2017

Harts Pass No. 337


I wrote this on Tuesday, and sure enough we woke up to 5 inches of new snow on Friday morning! Sunny and 40 degrees on the way, so just a little more patience sun worshipers :)

3.02.2017

School Visits Galore!


For the last two weeks I've been trekking all over Washington State - plus a virtual visit to South Carolina! SO much fun to share what I do with these students, and thank you such much to everyone (students, teachers, staff, PTAs and PTOs) at Lee, Cascade, Pioneer, Whiteside, and Sunnycrest for making it all so great. A special thanks to the kids for drawing with me and for putting so much attention to line, texture, and detail into all of the AWESOME Gator drawings!!





Harts Pass No. 336


So... the North Cascades might make a great spot for grizzly bear reintroductions, eh? The main challenge though might be in convincing Canadian bears to immigrate to the States, ya know?

2.22.2017

Happy Book Birthday!



Yesterday was the publication date for my first board book project, If I Were a Whale by Shelley Gill - and published by Sasquatch books. You can order your copy right here or ask for it at your local bookstore!

2.15.2017

Harts Pass No. 335


I usually wait until Thursday to post these - just to make sure that the print edition of the Methow Valley News is already in your hot little hands. That being said, the Valentine's Day edition deserves to be posted just a little closer to the mark :) A couple of WIP doodles from the sketchbook as well. Enjoy!

2.09.2017

Harts Pass No. 334


Surely I'm not the first to equate our President pro-tempore (as in "one who serves in the absence of someone superior) with a T. Rex, but the tiny hands and irrational and tempormental lashing about are too hard to pass up. 

Recounted here through the words of a young kit reading aloud from her dino book before bed... its the allegorical nature of the beast that is giving us parental types many nightmares indeed!

2.02.2017

Harts Pass No. 333


Animals are smart -- and they act on instinct #stongertogether

1.26.2017

Harts Pass No. 332


It goes without saying...


1.19.2017

Harts Pass No. 331


You know how that powdery snow is really hard to pack together into snowballs?? You just keep trying. Yep, that's what I'm talkin' about here. Straight up and totally transparent as per usual. GRRR!