Monday, December 4, 2017

Groundhug Day book giveaway at Goodreads!

So Christmas is nearly here and you are still not sure what to buy for that picture book reader on your list? They probably have plenty of toys. Here is your chance to win a copy of our new book Groundhug Day, signed by both author and illustrator. Anne Marie Pace (author of the much loved Vamperina Balerina books) and I are having a book giveaway. Just sign up for Goodreads (free) and enter! Also makes a great gift for Valentines Day or (if you celebrate such things) Groundhog Day. You can't win if you don't enter and the whole thing will take you five minutes! That’s it. Wouldn't it be great if you did this right now?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

New "Appearances" tab on my website!

I've been visiting K-5 classrooms and Universities for years but now, finally, I have put up a page on my website to help with booking my appearances. So if you are an educator be sure to stop by and drop me a note. If you know an educator that might be interested in having me visit their school, feel free to share the link. Thanks!
Click on the "appearances" tab on the top menu.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Groundhug Day Props #2

Here is another prop that I designed for Groundhug Day, written by Anne Marie Pace. Like the telephone directory prop that I shared earlier in September, this prop was almost completely painted over in the finished piece. On the printed page, you cannot even read the newspapers!
I create these small details knowing full well that they will most likely be obscured and overlooked by most readers but still, I take great joy in including them. They make the painting all the more fun and, somehow, they lend an air of authenticity to the imaginary world of these little critters. I like to imagine that there are a few young readers who will spot these small details and enjoy them!
Look for Groundhug Day this December published by Disney Hyperion.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Groundhug Day props.

Developing book and world specific props is great fun. Although it ended up getting covered by a teapot in the final illustration, I had a ball designing this woodland directory to help these characters plan their party. This detail is from Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace, Disney Hyperion, Dec 2017


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Groundhug Day cover reveal!

I just recieved a note from my incredibly talented friend, author Anne Marie Pace. It looks like the cover from our new book, Groundhug Day (Disney Hyperion, December 5th, 2017) has been revealed!

Screen grab series.

An in-process screen shot from a book that I finished up recently.Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace. Look for it this winter.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy belated tax day?

Another installment from my "belated" post series!
You can always check my Illustrator page (Christopher Denise Illustrator)  on Facebook.

Friday, May 26, 2017


This was from very early spring.
Harvesting buttercups with my littlest gardener. So much to be grateful for.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy belated Valentines Day!

Seems I forgot quite a few, as in all, my posts for the blog.
Better late then never, I suppose, especially with good wishes!