Come see us at the Basketball Hall of Fame! February 20th

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Welcome to 2016

Hi Friends!

I hope you are enjoying the beginning of 2016. I will be updating this site soon, so check back frequently!

Happy 2016!

Ralph

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Thanksgiving is coming soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are all having a great Fall and are enjoying your school year so far!

I wish to give my personal thanks to all the teachers, kids, parents and school staff who have used my books at home or in school. I appreciate the support and I look forward to doing MANY more books in the future.

Also, thanks to all the schools who have honored me by inviting them to speak at their schools! I love you all!

I am hoping to book more schools for the Winter and Spring seasons. If you are interested in having me visit, please contact myself  (see my contact page here) or my New Jersey representative (does all states, too), Jean Block at  jeanellenblock@comcast.net

Thanks!

I hope to see you soon!

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HAPPY FALL!

Happy Fall to all my friends!

Here in Massachusetts, where I live, Fall is in full swing! The seasonal decorations are everywhere and the cool nights are upon us. I love the Fall! I think it is my favorite time of year.

Some things I love about Fall:

The leaves are changing to amazingly bright and beautiful colors.

The air is crisp and the sunsets are vivid.

The nights are cool and days are usually warm enough to go out without a jacket.

The leaves rustle across the ground as they fall and the wind whisks them along the ground. I love that sound. Peaceful.

People have their homes and businesses decorated with harvest themes of pumpkins, gourdes, corn stalks, Fall flowers, hay bales, etc.

I love the smells of Fall. Yes! The smells! The leaves, with their woody, earthy smells, the pine trees with their pine scent, the smells of apple pies being baked, hot spiced cider, etc.

What are your favorite things about Fall?

Get out your journals and write about it. Get out your sketch pads and draw and paint about it!

Have a wonderful Fall season! I hope to see you outside, breathing in and absorbing all that Fall has to offer!

Ralph

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A New School Year! Yay!

Welcome back to the new school year! I hope all you kids and teachers had a wonderful summer and did lots of great things with your time!

I have been very busy: I have moved my studio to Amherst, Massachusetts (very near the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum), worked on some upcoming book projects, and unfortunately, had hand surgery! Ouch! I am healing up nicely and am drawing and writing again. Yay!

I will be updating this site shortly, with lots of new fun things to look and and download.

For schools wishing to book a visit by me for this year, I still have openings throughout the school year.  My goal is to visit at LEAST 40 new or previously visited schools.

Have a great day and enjoy this wonderful Fall season.

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. Here is a link to the YouTube video: Life Imitates AMC

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!

Copyright AMC 2015

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Happy 4th of July!

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UNICORN FOUND!! Click on the image below to learn more!

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This is my favorite of ALL my books. It has my favorite art that I have done for any of the books that I have illustrated.

 

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Here is another reason I LOVE doing school visits!

I am “Legendary”.  Haha! I love it! Kiddrawing2

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New Coloring Book Pages! Click on the Gryphon below to see more!

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Check out my newly added coloring book pages for you to print and color!

Have fun!

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