Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Piece for Piano: "Four Paws" by Ketzel Cotel

Click on this link to hear Piece for Piano: "Four Paws" by Ketzel Cotel

Thanks to Joy Chu for bringing it to my attention

On a roll.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ketzel in the Wall Street Journal

Lovely article in the Wall Street Journal by Meghan Cox Gurdon

To Read the article click on this link: Ketzel the Cat Who Composed

Ketzel the Cat who Composed

My new book Ketzel the Cat Who Composed came out this month.  It is a sweet little story about a sweet little kitty that liked "meowsic."

I am very proud and excited to say that after taking piano for 17 years I finally got a professional gig! Well - to draw a piano, not to play a piano. 

(But just so everyone knows, if you need someone to play a smokin hot Black Forest Polka look no further. skills. we got em.) 

I always like to show some sketches. I feel like they are the bones of the book. 

Sometimes when I am doing sketches I have an idea that seems like  an obvious no brainer at the time, but in retrospect is only good for a laugh.  This is one of those. The disembodied cat paws playing the piano in duet? That is just weird.

Several different versions of the main character in the book, who's name is Moshe, walking around NY city before he finds Ketzel the cat:

kitty love.

and they live happily ever after.


to find out the exciting conclusion, go. buy. the. book.


Monday, August 31, 2015

the Boston Globe

Voila! the Boston Globe..

Um, seriously I love this topic. Free-Range kids is such an interesting issue.

My take on all the old Grimm fairy tales and folk tales is that they are a way of scaring your kids silly- to protect them when parents aren't around.

go check it out right now!!

or in a little while.

Ok times up, now get going for pet's sake!