I'll be participating in two PhinneyWood Art Walk Events Saturday, May 4, 2013
I'll be participating in two events in coordination with the Big One PhinneyWood Art Walk. This year, the BIG One will feature work from over 150 area artists in 84 businesses in Phinney-Greenwood. Over the years, this hugely popular event has turned into a neighborhood party with musical performances in participating businesses and churches, street performers, chalk art and activities for children.
I am excited to joining fellow Sasquatch illustrator Kate Endle in a two person show at the Phinney Center Gallery.
I'll be showcasing the original pieces from my newest book Tails Chasing Tails.
Opening Reception: May 10th, 6 - 9 pm
Runs: May 10 - June 14th
Phinney Center Gallery: 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle
I'll be showcasing my art prints and gift goodies with 22 other fabulous local artists, crafters and makers.
Friday and Saturday - May 10th & 11th
12pm to 9pm daily
Studio of Awesome: 101 N 85th Street Suite 201, Seattle (on the corner of N 85th St and NW 1st Ave - above Mori Japanese Restaurant)
Mockingbird Books Sunday, April 28, 2013
Matthew will be reading his new book and some favorites from Monkey World A - Z of Occupations at Mockingbird Books on May 7th at 11 am. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Mockingbird Books is a lovely children's book store in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle that has a fantasic local authors and illustrators section!
Where should I buy one of Matthew's books? Sunday, April 28, 2013
We always appreciate when a customer asks us "What is the best way to support you guys when I buy a new book?" We love that Matthew's customers really want to support his passion for creating unique children's books. When you purchase a book through us you are helping support us the most. Matthew will earn an illustrators commission on the sale of that book but we also will earn a profit for each sale we handle personally. We purchase his books at a wholesale price and get to keep the profit from each book sale we handle ourselves.
We also really like Indiebound as it will direct customers to online shops and local independent brick and mortar venues. These venues really support Matthew as they hold book events highlighting Matthew's books and encourage customers to support local publishers, authors and illustrators.
We can't say we don't love Amazon too - Matthew even has an Amazon author page with all of his titles and reviews.
In the end we really just want to see Matthew's books in the hands of more kiddies and their parents so a big thanks for purchasing his books whatever way works best for you!
Win a copy of Tails Chasing Tails through Goodreads Sunday, April 28, 2013
I'm doing a giveaway of 3 copies of Tails Chasing Tails through Goodreads! It would be nice if one of my fans won a copy!
Click HERE to enter!
Coloring Pages from Tails Chasing Tails Monday, April 8, 2013
Matthew made a few free coloring pages from the new book!
Dowload and print them from his free coloring pages
Tails Chasing Tails Released Today Monday, April 8, 2013
Matthew's first book with Sasquatch books hits the shelves today! I love that this is a circular tale kids are encouraged to guess which animal in being chased. I have read this book to Owen, our 2 1/2 year old son, a few times recently. I love that he really thinks about which animal is being chased and then turns the page with excitement to see if he is right. The story ends with a mouse chasing an elephant which was the first picture in the book. I was amazed that he flipped right back to the beginning of the book to start the chase all over again!
The artwork uses Matthew's characteristic distressed pinewood with bold lines and bright colors. A few new animals also hit the pages. I am particularly fond of the new fox - love that cute smile on him!
Publisher Weekly Review Thursday, March 21, 2013
More Press! It's so exciting with the release of a new book to get some press and see people enjoying the book before it even hits the shelves.
It's so intersting to see what people say about my work and I loved that this reviewer felt that the pieces in the book "have a static, almost totemic quality, as though the chase were part of a larger folktale." I certainly agree but have never thought about my work that way before!
You can read the article on my press page
My New Amazon Author Page Monday, March 18, 2013
With my upcoming release of Tails Chasing Tails I was excited to discover that I could create my own Amazon Author Page. It lists all my books, reviews, a short bio and some photos.
I would love any reviews you might want to add! Check out the page here!
Review in Red Tricycle for Tails Chasing Tails Saturday, March 16, 2013
Red Tricycle an online childrens blog just did a fun Q & A with me. Read the article here
Inspirational Children's Books Sunday, February 3, 2013
Here is a list of books that I was asked to put together for a children's blog about my top 10 inspirational children's books.