Commissioned by Richard O’Connor of Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., a Brooklyn, New York animation studio, Maurice developed master illustrations for a short film for the American non-profit public radio initiative, StoryCorps.
“My Aunties” is written by Stefan Lynch and Beth Teper. Stefan Lynch was raised by gay parents in the early eighties. He was cared for and loved by a group of adults, largely gay men, who he called his â€œaunties.â€ Stefan remembers the succession of AIDS-related illnesses in his family, including the death of his father in â€˜91. Even in the face of terrible sickness and loss, his aunties showed him how to survive and care for one another.
When the largest dragon ever seen descends out of the night sky and sets the royal tournament aflame, Theo escapes to help. He saves a crippled steam knight, Sir Bentham, from the blaze, assisted by Benthamâ€™s pugnacious squire, Riley.
Together, they decide to hunt the monstrous dragon down â€” before it can kill again.
But nothing is as it seems, and Theo soon finds himself caught up in an adventure that will turn his entire world upside down…
James Turnerâ€™s new young readers’ novel â€˜Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyronâ€™ is now available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon.
‘Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron,’ is a fast-paced fantasy adventure that brings together steampunk and medieval myths, pitting noble knights in steam powered battle machines against dragons. The feudal Kingdom of Adyron is mired in injustice, and even the heroes have something to hide.
The novel is available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon. Watch the trailer below:
Young Theo Paxstone aspires to a better life. A mechanic at a steam mech repair shop, he slaves away under the sharp eye of the ruthless Master Grimes, along with dozens of other orphan boys. The biggest and meanest of them, Grant, has in it for Theo and his best friend, Ollie, the shopâ€™s parts-spotter cockatoo. The chatty bird helps keep Theo going, as every day is a struggle for survival.
This Jazz Portraits Folio of six jazz musician portraits by illustrator Bill Russell were created digitally on an Apple iPad Pro using the Procreate drawing app. Depicted in these prints are Brazilian instrumentalist Hermento Pascoal, cellist Zoe Keating, jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, eclectic bandleader Sun Ra, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter and upright and electric bass player Esperanza Spalding. They were printed with archival pigment-based inks on Epson Velvet Fine Art acid-free paper and packaged in a limited edition of 12 at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Learn more here. Bill also created animations found here.
The Ink Tank archive is a goldmine of production materials for more than 350 commercials as well as the films Simple Gifts and The Soldierâ€™s Tale, based on the Stravinsky composition, plus short animations for NBC, CBS and other clients.
Processing and cataloguing is expected to be done by yearâ€™s end.