Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Neil #6 preview

As I await the edits on MINRs2 I'm also wrapping up the artwork for Neil Flambé #6 - Neil Flambé and the Duel in the Desert.

(Available for pre-order now!)

Here's a sketch from the book - Neil has to cross the border with his goofball cousin Larry.

Larry, of course, almost gets them detained and Neil has to hurriedly hand over the passports.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

What's this?

I do dozens of schools visits each year and I always give a drawing lesson at the end of my presentation.

I ask the kids if they can draw a circle, even a bad one. Then I show them how they can turn it into almost anything - a planet, a pig, a cat, a bunny.

So... what do you think this is? Send me you best pic (tweet me at @kevinarts #circledoodle) and I might even give away some stuff.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

For Reese

I just had a great chat about MINRs with Reese from WXGM in Norfolk, VA.

Promised I'd post the pic of me and Gordon Ramsay!

Yes, the dorkiest picture of me ever.
I look like Gordon is going to eat me!
Or maybe I'm his ventriloquist dummy.
Or possibly Frodo meeting Gandalf.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


I had a great time visiting the South with Kevin Sands and Lisa McMann on our #advenTOUR for MINRS, Blackthorn Key and Unwanteds.

Lisa is on her way to Toronto! And look who else is joining our little reunion! Ken Oppel and Evan Munday!

The only sad part is that the amazing Margaret Peterson Haddix will be unable to join us. Maybe we can Skype her in?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


MINRS is released today!

A while back the amazing people at Simon and Schuster sent me this bottle of champagne.

I've been saving it for a special occasion, and today is definitely the day. (My family also got me this amazing Peanuts and Space t-shirt! In a special twist, it's also my dad's birthday.)

Thanks to everyone who's enjoyed the book in PRE-release (I'm looking at you US SouthEast).

I'll be on the road in Canada for the next few weeks, so please say hello if you are in Calgary October 13-15, Vancouver on the 16th and then Kelowna.

I'm proud of this book and I hope you like it too.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

One week to go!

MINRs will be released a week from today!

I'm already on my US tour along with Kevin SandsLisa McMann and Margaret Peterson Haddix!

MINRs is out on the 22nd. (go to minrs.ca for more info)

To celebrate, one final preview of the Great Mission.

Families are welcome (but are they safe?)

Friday, September 11, 2015


My book tour for MINRs (details below) is just days away.

Heading to places such as Miami, Nashville, Memphis - along with Kevin Sands, Lisa McMann and Margaret Peterson Haddix!

MINRs is out on the 22nd. (go to minrs.ca for more info)

I'm doing one more "travel poster" for the Great Mission and will try to post it next week... from the road. (Fingers crossed as I criss-cross the US southeast)

But here's one more character sketch - Alek. A kid who takes a long time to recover from the horrors he witnesses during the attacks.

BTW - tour dates are...

Monday, September 14
Nashville – Parnassus Books

Tuesday, September 15
Memphis – The Booksellers at Laurelwood

Wednesday, September 16
Atlanta – Little Shop of Stories

Thursday, September 17
Miami – Books & Books
Friday, September 18
Jackson – Lemuria Books