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Zack Rock  Drawing Stuff So You Don't Have To.

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Today marks the third anniversary of the publication of my first book HOMER HENRY HUDSON'S CURIO MUSEUM! A book that proves argyle socks never go out of fashion, so long as they are worn by bulldogs. #picturebook #kidlit #bulldog #book #shakespeareandcompany #museum #curio

Another satisfied customer! My new book A GOOD STORY is out today! Link in bio!
#illustration #picturebook #pig #acrobat #accountant #watercolor #kidlit #literature #book #bookstore #cat #scottishfold

Last chance to get my new book A Good Story at a special pre-order price before its release tomorrow! Link in bio #picturebook #kidlit #illustration #book #art #literature #watercolor #pig #swine #biplane #knight #dragon #moon #lute #alien #astronaut #squid #london #bigben #tophat #explosion

“Quirky and amusing,” first review of my new book “A Good Story” up on @Kirkus_Reviews! Read on for the full review... KIRKUS REVIEW

An anthropomorphic pig in a conservative men’s business suit and sensible shoes philosophizes about conforming to the stories that others create for us.

A verso that looks like a piece of graph paper has one typed sentence: “I never really felt like I fit IN.” Could this be because, in the portrait on the recto, the narrator is the only short, obviously porcine-faced businessman of the five who solemnly face viewers (the other four are white human men)? No: at the turn of the page, readers learn that the pig, now dangling upside down in a room full of men and numbers, feels resignation at being Assistant Bean Counter No. 1138 in a place where “something only matters if it can be counted.” Wordplay continues around the double meaning of “count,” as well as other expressions, always enhanced by the illustrations. It is the art that elevates the book’s sparse sentences, with its use of texture, humorous details, and surrealism, all expressed in an autumnal palette. Rushing into a bookstore to escape a thunderstorm, the pig finds both an encouraging, blue-eyed sow-clerk and—yes—books. Their stories may be familiar to readers, but, of course, the artwork portrays all the heroes as pigs. A wolf’s shadow—and eventually, an enormous flesh-and-blood wolf (in business garb, of course)—represent the pig’s self-defeating thoughts as he strives to release his inner acrobat.

Quirky and amusing, though pitched to a sophisticated audience that may feel it’s beyond picture books. (Picture book. 9-12) ------------------------------
#illustration #picturebook #pig #acrobat #accountant #watercolor #kidlit #literature #book #bookstore

Thrilled to finally premiere the trailer for my upcoming book, A Good Story, out August 15th! Volume up for some ♪♫ mood music ♪♫ --------------------------------------------------- #picturebook #kidlit #trailer #illustration #book #art #literature #animation #cartoon #juggling #acrobat #acrobatics #accountant #accountancy #pig #swine #business #preview #watercolor

Another small fox painting, this time for my girlfriend's birthday. #illustration #watercolor #fox #dream #berlin #altbau #moon #art

In less than a month my love letter to bookstores, A Good Story, becomes available in ACTUAL bookstores! But you can order your copy now, just follow the link in my bio!
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#illustration #picturebook #pig #acrobat #accountant #watercolor #kidlit #literature #book #bookstore

For twenty bucks a kid can pet
a real rainbow rhino,
but if they're broke they only get
to see a small albino.

In a Shel Silverstein mood, painting on a train.

#illustration #watercolor #rhino #rhinoceros #duck #poem #poetry #sketchbook #picturebook #rainbow #albino

A menagerie of marine life, my latest illustration for Lantern Press. Swipe for close-ups!
------------------------------------------#illustration #art #polarbear #killerwhale #shark #mantaray #clownfish #seaturtle #penguin #octopus #seagull #sealion #sealife #marinelife #orca #fish #ocean #sea #icecap #ray #coral #otter #seaotter #environment

A German fox, painted en route to my girlfriend's grandmother's 80th birthday party as a gift to her.
#watercolor #illustration #sketchbook #fox #preztel

Small painting for some friends, one of whom designs and sells these beautiful, bird-approved ceramics. Google "Katherine Moes Etsy" to find'em!
#cactus #ceramics #illustration #wren #bird #bell #flower #southwest #etsy #watercolor

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