We’ve published several books of his comics.
Momotaro, 1987. Pen & ink, watercolor, and acrylic glazes. Actual image size about 10.5” x 12”
I’ve donated this painting to the CAPS auction to raise money for Stan and Sharon Sakai. Please help them! Here’s some info about the painting, if you are interested: the illustration is from the Japanese folktale Little Peachling and was originally done for the front cover of one of my earliest children’s books, Favorite Tales from Many Lands, written by Walter Retan and published by Grossett & Dunlap in 1989. This book has been long out of print, but as you can see on Amazon, brand new copies can still be had for next to nuthin’. There’s sure to be lots of great artwork donated, so please help make this a great Christmas for Stan and his family.
What a woman says to her ardent lover should be written in wind and running water. -Catullus
William Blake ~ 28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 ~ Moses Erecting the Brazen Serpent ~ 1801/3
Comet Sketches, from The Comet Book ('Kometenbuch'),1587
Geminid Meteor Shower
The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks next week. Sadly, the Moon will be near-full brightening the sky for most of the night causing rates to be lower. However, the Geminids will still put on a good show pretty much anywhere that isn’t overcast, so don’t worry. Southern Hemisphere viewers will see lower rates, with the peak being ~40-60 meteors/hour in some locations, so you won’t be missing out as was the case for the Persieds earlier this year. Use the Fluxtimator to estimate the rate in your location.
Meteors will be visible when the radiant point is above the horizon from your location. The radiant point is in the constellation Gemini (Jupiter will be too, so get your binocs/telescopes), right next to the Orion constellation. You can spot meteors anywhere in the sky and it is not necessary to look towards the radiant point as some may believe. So go out, find somewhere dark, look up and enjoy the show.