Friday, November 30, 2007

Parents choose Wednesdays

WHAT HAPPENS ON WEDNESDAYS was chosen as a recommended book of 2007 by the Parents' Choice Foundation. Thank you parents!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

SVA alumni show opening night

Last night was a good time at the SVA Visual Arts Gallery! The alumni book show was really nice, as well as the current MFA students' book show. If you didn't get to swing by, I definitely recommend checking it out! It is up through December 15th.

Here's my wallspace of work

Saturday, November 24, 2007

PIGS have arrived!

I received F&G's of THE PIG AND MISS PRUDENCE last week. Exciting! The book will be out after the holidays, February 1st, 2008. Look for it in your local bookstore!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Come out to the Theatre!

My very talented brother, Jonathan Castillo, will be appearing in his first ever Off-Broadway show JOHN & JEN! Come on out for a night of great entertainment:

Limited Engagement – 2 NIGHTS ONLY!
Thursday, November 29th at 7PM &
Saturday, December 1st at 7PM

The Laurie Beechman Theater at
The West Bank Café
407 West 42nd St. (9th Ave.)

$10 Cover/$15 Food/Drink Minimum
For reservations call 212.695.6909

“A powerful family affair”
-Matthew Crowley, The Post-Star

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

"Then and Now" Alumni Show

My work will be included, along with 24 other SVA illustration alumni, in a book show titled "Then and Now". The show will include original art created while in school, alongside published books completed after graduation. For more info. click here. The show will be up from November 26 - December 15, 2007. Hope to see you at the opening reception: Tuesday, November 27, 6 - 8pm!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

All finished!!!

I have just finished all the interior art (still jacket art to do) for my next book, THAT'S PAPA'S WAY written by Kate Banks! And it happens again - the tearing down of all art from my bedroom wall. An exciting, yet kind of empty, feeling. Now time to move on to the next project and fill up that wall again -- Break and mini-celebration required first!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair

I will be part of this years Children's Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum. And even more exciting, they are using a crop of one of my illustrations for their advertising (bookmark to your left) Yay! Come on out Saturday November 17th between 1 and 5pm, and get your signed copy of WHAT HAPPENS ON WEDNESDAYS. Also, if all goes smoothly, THE PIG AND MISS PRUDENCE will be available, and I'll be signing that too!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Rain, rain go away

Well it wasn't rain, but instead a smelly rusty pipe leak right over the toilet. So, this was me a few days ago while our bathroom was in shambles. Thankfully the problem was resolved, and ceiling repaired. Pheew, that was quite an entertaining experience! Hilarious drawing courtesy of Pauli.