Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer has Returned

Spring has sprung the coop and Summer has jumped us from a dark alley. We usually try to wait as long as possible to hit the AC, but here we are in the first breath of June and already I'm sorely tempted.

Thanks to everyone who bought a copy of the Bohemian Highway art and comics collection. The last batch has been packed up and mailed out. The proceeds pretty much went toward buying another batch of the books which I will be bringing with me to ALA in a couple weeks. I used the title page sketches as my morning warm up drawings this week. Here's an example:

I also wanted to share with you another one of Angelica's drawings featuring her character, Star Chicken. He's pictured here with his friends, Blue Chicken and Soup Chicken (who is a rooster and has a pot of soup pictured on his chest).


Domsavio said...

Wow, Soup Chicken looks quite boisterous; as a rooster rightly should I suppose.

That is an excellent cartoon drawing!

anna said...

Brava Angelica, bellissimo disegno!!!
Ben, grazie per il coraggio che mi date per il mio lavoro. Happy june a tutti!

Fr Matthew Green said...

The title page sketches are beautiful. And the monster on the envelope was a nice touch! I hope you sold out the new batch at the ALA meetings.

Is Soup Chicken bragging because he avoided being in a pot of soup?

Ben Hatke said...

Hey I'm glad you were happy with the sketches! More often than not I doodle a little something on the envelopes. I actually sold more of the Hatke Family Adventure books at ALA than I expected. But I did come back with a few.

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