I’ve gone and illustrated a children’s book! This was my first kids’ book and was deeply meaningful to me. If you’re interested in a retelling of the history of how Thanksgiving came to be a national holiday that includes the Native perspective (for readers in grades 2-5 or anyone older interested in a good overview), you can order Scholastic’s “If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving” by Chris Newell from your local independent bookstore! It has received a starred review on Kirkus Reviews and The School Library Journal.
The artwork is done in 9b pencil with digital watercolors, a technique I developed working on my personal comic project.
I snuck my dad into the book – he’s in the parade on the last spread, wearing a baseball cap, above the letter D. He walked on in February 2020, and never got to hear about this book, but he would have been so proud.