“I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.”

I just got the news that I will be illustrating book #4 in the new I Am biography series published by Scholastic. You can see the first four books here: http://rights.scholastic.com/category/series/i-am. I will be illustrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. I’m  honored to be illustrating the life of such an amazing person. Despite what people may say and speculate about his character, he really helped make change happen. Doing some of my own research for the art, and realizing yet again that the 1960s were intense! He had a sadly short, but incredible, life.

I’ve got a super tight deadline to work with, with finals due in August. The book actually comes out in December, which is awesome, because usually you have to wait a long time before books hit the shelves. Waiting on word whether I can make some in-progress blog posts while I’m working on the book. All the illustrations will be one color pencil drawings (and there are around 70 of them, from full page to spots).

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