This afternoon I received a package from Highlights! magazine. Inside was a letter informing me I’ve been chosen to receive the Illustrator of the Month Pewter Plate Award, and a shiny silver plate with my name inscribed. Very classy. I’m surprised and very honored. Every issue of Highlights is full of wonderful artwork from several very charming illustrators. It’s a real treat just to be published among them, much less singled out.
The award was for a three-page comic strip story I illustrated for the current issue (January 2013) of Highlights for Children, titled “The Chicken-and-a-Million-Veggies Report”. I can’t publish the entire story here but I can show you a little snippet of the artwork: