Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

The residents of Mouseland once more give thanks for their roasted walnut.

Monday, November 12, 2012

mice multiples

  When I'm illustrating a book I have to make duplicate characters for different scenes.
  Shown here are four Musettas and one perplexed Mouse from The House That Mouse Built.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Mouseland article

I've added a link on my sidebar and here:.
to the Mouseland article from Art Doll Quarterly, Spring 2012.  A better quality digital edition of the issue will also be available next week from the publisher

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I'm pleased to tell you that I have just signed a contract with Beach Lane Books for a second book.  It will be about mice and their pets, and is due out in 2014.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


One of my greatest treasures...a postcard from Maurice Sendak.  I wrote him an ardent fan letter, and he was kind enough to reply.  An artist and a mensch.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Empress of Mouseland Talks:

Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed by writer and artist Rice Freeman-Zachery for her podcast , Notes from the Voodoo Cafe. We talked about mice, work, and creativity; and she inquired delicately about obsession. You can listen to it here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Here are four mice that I made about 12 years ago...They are much less lifelike than my current ones.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mouseland article

This is the first page from an article in Art Doll Quarterly, Spring 2012, in which I talk about the development and construction of the mice, my evolution as an artist, and creating "The House That Mouse Built". I'll post a link to the whole article as soon as it's available.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012