Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween is Here Sticker Book Giveaway!!!

I'm finally hosting a giveaway! I'm giving away a copy this Halloween is Here sticker book I illustrated, published by Running Press Kids-which was just recently released. There is a story plus plenty of stickers to put into the scenes. Yay, stickers!!!


-Please leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite candy is when trick or treating. (mine = Twix!!)

-If you are on Twitter, please follow me at @JannieHo. If you could retweet about this giveaway, it would be greatly appreciated. Please include @JannieHo in your tweet.

**I will randomly pick a winner next Friday, October 8th.** Good luck!

P.S.-Anyone know where I can get a cheap chicken costume? Why are they so expensive?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sketchbook Project 2011 Pages 16-19

Pages 16-19 of my sketchbook project 2011. I thought I would show a pic of the sketchbook along with the scans. Because of my self imposed schedule, they are still pretty rough so I can get them done. I've started to lightly sketch with pencil and ink with microns since I don't have a storyline written out and my thoughts are starting to be all over the place.

To read this story from the beginning, please visit here or my flickr set.
(please click to enlarge and read)
*please come back every TUESDAY for a new post for this project!*

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tales of a Checkered Man Fan Art

This is a piece of fan art I did of Tales of a Checkered Man, a webcomic by Denver Brubaker. I met Denver back at the comics fundamentals worskshop I took at my local library this summer. Now there is a comic artists forum that meets every month, and Denver gave an inspiring presentation on his work there. I loved how he was very specific and described exactly what The Checkered Man wore, so it was easy and fun for me to come up with this fan art. I was also impressed by his discipline to stick with a schedule that comes along in doing a webcomic.

It has really pushed me along with my sketchbook project. I'm not sure what my future plans are with it, but I'm determined to finish it. And also I've been exploring traditional mediums again! Who would of thought. The smell of art stores are so nostalgic.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ABC Floor Puzzle

It seems like I've been doing alot of work involving the ABCs lately. Here is a floor puzzle for Scholastic Book Clubs, now available through this month's Firefly catalog.

Sketchbook Project 2011 Pages 12-15

Missing the subways, and getting a driver's license. Pages 12-15 of my sketchbook project 2011. To read this story from the beginning, please visit here or my flickr set.

(please click to enlarge and read)
**I will be posting new pages for this project every TUESDAY**

I did it! I posted two Tuesdays in a row!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Better World Savings Bank

Last year, I worked on a fun project called My Better World Savings Bank. It is a high quality wooden house bank that has three compartments, and it teaches kids about spending, saving, and sharing. It comes with tons of stickers to decorate the house with and a passbook to keep track of expenses.

Along with founder John Weatherley and designer Alex Knowlton, I illustrated the stickers and the art work for the site. You can buy the bank online or check out some useful links to teach children to be financially smart!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sketchbook Project 2011- Pages 8-11

Pages 8-11 of my sketchbook project 2011. To read this story from the beginning, please visit here or my flickr set.

(please click to enlarge and read)
**I will be posting new pages for this project every TUESDAY from now on until the end of this year.**

The deadline to send the book back to Art House Co-op is January 15th. I was doing the math and if I didn't come up with something every week, it will never get done. So please come back every Tuesday to follow the story.

And thank you again for reading.

P.S.-In case you were wondering, I don't actually own a book that is entitled " How to Make Friends 101." As if I'm not pathetic enough! ;-)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

German Children's Books

I just came back from a great vacation with my girlfriends to Germany. A good friend moved there a few years ago and now live in Fehmarn, a beautiful island in the Baltic Sea that is about a hour and a half from Hamburg. I'm always fascinated by children's books in other countries so here are two books I picked up.
This mini, wordless book is very cute which follows people in a town for 12 months (12 spreads). It is very fun to flip through each spread and see what happens to the various people, with lots to details to find.
(one of the spreads)

And one of the books I'm working on right now consists of transportation so I picked up the other book for inspiration. Plus, look at all the cut out little cars! (they are also magnets!)

Friday, September 10, 2010

CGD Digistamps-Sept Collection

The September Digistamps are now available at I {heart} Papers.

For ideas on how to use these digistamps, check out the design team: Christy Loretta Lori Tammy Carlie Michele Laura Judy Kate

On another note, I just wanted to thank you for all the support and comments on my previous post with my Sketchbook Project. I was really touched by the response, it encouraged me to keep going, even if its a bit personal. I must say it felt good to do something that is completely fun and art for the sake of art.

And a thank you to The Sassy Pack Rat for featuring me on her blog today! Check out her blog and her etsy shop (she makes very cute penguins!)