Friday, March 28, 2008

Christianity Today Reviews Jesus Storybook Bible

Christianity Today Magazine have reviewed The Jesus Storybook Bible and they love it! They say nice things about my illustrations too, here's an excerpt:

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name disproves the adage that you can't judge a book by its cover.

Jago's award-winning cover art is a foretaste of the whimsically insightful and richly colored drawings that await you on every one of the book's 351 pages. The illustrations alone are worth the price of the book.

Did you ever wonder what Jacob's face looked like the morning after his wedding night, when he woke up in bed with a different woman than the one he thought he had married — Leah instead of Rachel? Jago did, and what he imagined and drew made me laugh out loud.

Jago the illustrator, and Sally Lloyd-Jones the author, are a good pair.....

Read the full review here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

John Scieszka - National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

One of my favourite authors, John Scieszka has been named the Library of Congress's first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Listen to a short interview with him, where he also mentions that his his newest book is the first book in a planned series of 50!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cover sketches

Here's some cover sketches for my latest book, which is nearing completion....

More Greetings from San Francisco

Heres another experiment with a restricted set of layers and the addition of a texture... not an image I'd have arrived at directly. Will post the actual image this for when I have permission....

Greetings from San Francisco....

Just creating a colour separated version of a new illustration and discovered this interesting layer, looks a bit Chris Ware - like to me...

Monday, March 03, 2008

Painter X

Trying out a demo of Painter X, seems to be a LOT faster than IX and the drawing tools feel like they've improved too.....