HAPPY SUMMER! Get reading and drawing!

HAPPY SUMMER!

Summer is here and we are all doing our “summer things” while we run around and visit with friends and family, go to the beach, the mountains, the lakes, etc.!

Make sure you take the time to relax with a good book, get that journal out and start some fun writing, and open that sketch book and draw what you wish! 

Summer is the time to explore, learn new things on your own, and be creative. Find the things that you love and write about them, draw them, and read about them!

Summer days pass too fast, so enjoy them to the fullest. Make memories!

My best wishes to you as you laze away the summer daze!

Your Pal, 

Ralph

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Happy Middle of February!

I hope everyone is having a great school year so far!

I will be traveling to many schools in the next several weeks and I will be posting some pictures from my travels.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Ralph

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!!

Happy New Year to all my friends and family! I look forward to a great 2017. I am visiting over 40 schools this Spring and still have a few openings, so if you are interested in having a fun day of stories, drawings, and books… I’m your man!

I hope you all have a wonderful school year and I hope to see you on a planet nearby soon!

Ralph
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Today is my day at Picture Book Month!

Read what I had to say on the impact of picture books on Picture Book Month’s website. Enjoy!

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Coming next from me…

Here is a bit of a teaser. This is part of an Alien drawing book that will be coming out. You can see this is an unfinished piece. See the test paper I have on the right? That is where I test how the paper will absorb whatever medium I am using to color the picture.  It is important to test ink and other media before using it to see how it interacts with the type of paper or surface you are using.

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August 8…update!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

Reading? Drawing? Writing? Getting lots of great outdoor exercise?

With school starting again in a few short weeks, I will soon be posting some new images that you can download, print, and color.

Also, for any schools looking to have an author/illustrator visit, please contact me. I am calling it “COLLEGE TUITION TOUR 2016-2017”!  Get your visit scheduled before all the available dates are gone!

I hope to see you soon!

 

 

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Thanks to the Community Advocate

Here is a link to an article recently written about my life, my art, my school visits, etc. Feel free to share the link! (Ignore my crazy hair. I didn’t know I was going to have my picture taken 😉 )

Children’s book author and illustrator is a local treasure

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HAPPY SUMMER!

IMG_20160721_145200I hope you are all having a great summer!
Are you reading?
Are you writing?
Are you drawing?
Are you getting outside and enjoying nature?
Are you keeping your body and mind exercised?
Soon I will be updating this site with downloadable,videos, and even some secrets!
Here is a quick 2-3 minute sketch I did with charcoal. I love my charcoal drawing tools!
Have a great day and I will update soon!

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A message from Me!

As we near the end of the 2015-16 school year, I would like to thank all the great kids and teachers I have met this year during my school visits. I would also like to thank any of you who have either purchased, borrowed from a friend, or checked out of a library any of my books! I am making more and will soon be showcasing them here!

Also, I am booking school visits for the next school year, so please contact me to find out more about my availability and programs.

Have a great end of the school year! 

-Ralph

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See me on AMC Television!

As some of you may know, I hand paint sneakers for fun and profit. Recently, I was asked to paint a pair of sneakers for a commercial spot on AMC cable network television.

The premise of the commercial is art done by nationally recognized artists who also are fans of AMC shows. I was asked to do a pair based on THE WALKING DEAD which is one of my favorites.

Also…it was shown during the premiere of the new FEAR THE WALKING DEAD show as well as the special episode of THE TALKING DEAD. The new show broke all records for a cable show premiere at 10.1 million viewers! So, lots of folks got to see some fun fan based art from me and some other very talented people. Click this link to read more:  10.1 Million Viewers!

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