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Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies was Released on Christmas Eve!

  Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies This is the story that my co-writer Josh Friedman and I have been working on for months and we’re proud of the result. It is a celebration of childhood and life, diversity and … Continue reading

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V.G. is Getting a Makeover

I’ve decided to change the reading rhythm of V.G. and Me. Below are several lines from the earlier version, followed by the revised format. I believe the latter  is easier and more fun to read. What do you think? With Love, … Continue reading

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Grumpadinkle News

One day many months ago when I held one of my wonderful grand twins (who was acting quite cranky at the time) the initial idea of a grumbly cranky character popped into my head. It’s name became Grumbly Grumpadinkle. I … Continue reading

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Big Help from a Little Friend

In my story VG and Me there is a scene where a big person is being helped out of a very thorny situation by a creature only about as tall as his nose. This is a sketch of the attempted … Continue reading

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Giraffe Laughs

I believe that Clyde would think these photos were hilarious, and I’d have to agree with his expert opinion on the subject. W With Love, Russ  

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Concept Illustrations in Color and Some Updates

The first concept color illustration is for “The Duck Who Flew Upside Down”–the story that is scheduled to become my fourth book to be released. It appears at this point that “Duck” will be about 10 pages longer than my … Continue reading

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