Other Writing

PonyoPonyo – A Beautiful, Bizarre Masterpiece – some brief thoughts on the latest animated epic by Hayao Miyazaki

N.C. WyethThe Art of N.C. Wyeth – an essay about the acclaimed illustrator, one of my biggest influences

TintinThe Genius of Tintin – an essay about the classic comics by Belgian artist Herge, and why they have been so popular though the years

ComicsComics and Graphic Novels – my thoughts about comics and how they fit into the grander scheme of literature for children

Waldens houseRemembering the Waldens – a memoir about my neighbors growing up, and their beautiful garden.


My interview at Wendy Martin Illustration

My interview with Roxie Hanna about my work

Creating a World in a Picture Book (Guest Post)

Tips On Writing & Drawing Comics for Kids (Guest Post)

Guest post at “Animated Writings” where I analyze the writing of Pixar

Some of my articles on the Creative Juices blog:

Lost and Star Wars: why some mysteries are better left unsolved

Robin Hood – fantasy vs. reality

Why you should see the Secret of Kells

A tribute to my nephew Brendan Tobin

My art and nature blog: The Untended Garden

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