One of the great things about teaching at DaVinci Academy is that I get two weeks off for Winter Break. Normally I would spend that time trying to relax a bit, but not this year. This year, I'm playing catch-up. In late October, my wife and I traveled to China for two weeks to complete the adoption a little girl. The adoption process has been a wonderful experience for us, but obviously, it requires great amounts of time and energy. So, this week, I'm taking advantage of any free time to work on Julie Wright's and my book, Hazzardous Universe. In fact, I've been drawing aliens and teenagers like a mad man with the hope and intention of completing the art by the end of the week. The book is entering the final editing stage and is planned for release in March 2011. It's exciting to see it take shape. The cover art is complete and I'm working on 29 black & white interior illustrations. I'll post a couple sneak peeks as soon as I can.
In the mean time, here's an illustration I did a little while back for Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. It's for a story called "The Vicksburg Dead" by Jens Rushing.