One of the most enjoyable parts of my latest adventure to New York City was teaching my Professional Illustration Class at the new Makeshift Society in Brooklyn. It was a packed house and we chatted for over two hours about the life & work of a professional illustrator — how to build your career, executing assignments, contracts & billing, staying organized, agents, self promotion and more. I’m teaching the same class in San Francisco next week, and that class is sold out,
but I plan to add a class in August, so stay tuned! I have added an August class! Register here.
The following evening I had a book signing for Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, also at Makeshift Society.
Grace Bonney and my wife Clay getting are all smiles getting ready to sell books before the event!
The thing I love most about book signings is connecting with people – and book signings are always a beautiful combination of familiar and unfamiliar faces. Below I’m chatting with my friend Carrie, who I’ve known online for years but had never met in person. It was a highlight!
Kimberly showed up to have her book signed and also showed me one of my flower drawings she had tattooed on her arm! Here I am taking a photo of it.
Rachel, one of my oldest and dearest friends who now lives in New York came and I was so excited to see her!
I could not have gotten through the evening without the help of Bryan and Cait at Makeshift Society, my wife Clay, and the help of my friends Grace and Julia, pictured below, who sold books as I signed them.
Have a happy Thursday, friends!