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October 27, 2011


When Edie Weinberg sent me Tony Johnston's 
delightful "scary" story, BOO, A Story 
That Could Be True to illustrate I couldn't
wait to start.
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A ghost story for early readers, begins in the 
grand tradition. Oooooo!

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Naturally, there is a ghost. But what's 
with the pickle?
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The Farmer and his Cat start hearing scary sounds.

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More funny than scary.

Not going to give the ending away, 
except to say this book practically 
designed itself.
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Many thanks to Tony Johnston for 
this wonderful story!
And also to marvelous Edie Weinberg 
for asking me to do the pictures!

October 14, 2011


In these times that can try one's soul,
so pleasing to report that there are still honest
people in the world as well as on the internet.

October 12, 2011, discovered to my fury that
someone had used one of my illustrations on
a CD cover for sale on a website from India.
Initially, though figuring this a losing proposition 
on top of the theft, I sent a scathing email message 
to the site. Documented the theft with the original 
and stolen (and slightly Photoshopped) images. 

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Expecting no response, imagine my surprise upon
receiving not only a reply, but an apology 
and immediate offer to pay for the art usage, 
remove the CD covers in question and investigate 
the art agency involved.

And only 2 days later, agreement reached.

Payment by PayPal and they have dropped the errant
agency responsible for the entire issue.

In today's world this is such a heartwarming 
and encouraging experience. A conscientious 
online merchant in a faraway jurisdiction.
The Internet providing the means of instant 
communication and solution. 

Remembering when just ordering a book from 
London or Amsterdam required an international 
banker and the better part of a year between
ordering and receiving.

October 13, 2011


From the get go, my brother Ted was a
caution. All energy, fearless and funny.

Always up to something.

Still is!! 
And as you can see, here with his
Its hereditary!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!, carissimo Fratello T.
Love you to pieces!
Huge hugs. many XXXXX and all my love.
Sorella C

October 12, 2011

Highway Robbery On The Internet

I just discovered this "cover" art on the website
It is my art that has been cropped and altered slightly by changing the cradle color from pink to green and eliminating elements to fit in type.

I did this piece for a special commission several years ago and posted it as a sample, only, on my agent's website or this blog. The image was STOLEN, used completely without permission nor payment as I own the rights and both my agent's site and my blog clearly state that the art samples are all protected by copyright, so whomever did this knew they were stealing. It appears the thief is possibly in India or thereabouts as that is the location of the website where I found it. Global marketplace, indeed.

 Below is my original image. No doubt about it! I can also provide
witness to this thievery, the owner of the original piece for whom 
the work was done. He owns the work, but I retain all reproduction rights.
my original art
I have sent a terse message to the website telling them
to remove the stolen image from their website immediately.

In future I plan to display my art in the smallest file possible,
making it useless to the sticky fingered.

Stay tuned for what happens. 
I know I will!!