Friday, July 29, 2011

Code Magazine Interview - Blacks in the Age of Obama

 Photographers Tribble & Mancenido photographed nine artists for CODE Magazine. Check out the other eight artists here. Many thanks to Tracey and James for including me and Peter Duhon for the interview.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life

Recently, I had the privilege of joining 11 other artists to help Scholastic launch a month long global literacy campaign, "Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life." All 12 of us created art that is being used for posters to promote the campaign. And now for the month of May, the original art is being auctioned online. The auction benefits two great organizations, Reading is Fundamental and Reach Out and Read. I'm not saying you should bid on my piece, after all there are 11 other artists who's work I'm sure you would love to win. A bid for anyone's art would be a fantastic thing! Here's my art .
And who are the other 11 artists? Check out the picture below. On Thursday, Scholastic invited us all to their headquarters for a day long launch party. It was an honor to meet all of the illustrators, especially Norman Bridwell (the creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog) who was there with his lovely wife, Norma.The picture up top is of me with Stephen Savage and Jon J. Muth.  
L to R: Jon J. Muth (Zen Shorts), Mary GranPr√© (Harry Potter), Norman Bridwell (Clifford the Big Red Dog), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Bruce Degan (The Magic School Bus), Barbara McClintock (Our Abe Lincoln), Ed Fotheringham (Tony Baloney), David Shannon (No, David), Jeff Smith (Bone), Sean Qualls (Dizzy), Mark Teague (LaRue), Stephen Savage (Where's Walrus?). Photo credit: Stuart Ramson.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Earth Day Book Celebration!

SUNDAY APRIL 17TH, 2011 1-3Pm @ Books of wonder.

I'll be signing copies of GIANT STEPS TO CHANGE THE WORLD at Books of Wonder this Sunday. Joining will be Monica Wellington,  Patrick McDonnell, Brian Yanish and  Peter Brown signing their books as well. Come join!

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

Friday, March 4, 2011


Art and wine always make for a good combination! Original art this time. Details below.

Featuring work by
Selina Alko
Sean Qualls
Brian Floca
Brett Helquist
Peter Brown

Aileen Leijten
Dan Yaccarino
Boris Kulikov

John Rocco
David Gordon
Sophie Blackall
John Bemelmans Marciano
Sergio Ruzzier

Friday, March 4th
6 - 8 PM
Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street, DUMBO

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Langston Hughes

Happy Black History Month. Today is Langston Hughes' birthday, nice way to start.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spike, Tonya, Giant Steps, 20* below and the Jets

The cold didn't keep people away. We had a great turn out at PowerHouse Arena. Thanks to all that came and to Powerhouse for hosting a great event... too bad the Jets weren't able to pull through.

More pics here-
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Set your DVR!
Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee authors of the new book that I illustrated, Giant Steps to Change the World, will be on both the Today show and The View tomorrow morning to talk about our book.

NBC’s TODAY SHOW at 8:51am
ABC's THE VIEW at 11am