Sunday, January 31, 2016


My book Baseballogy gives kids an introduction to the history, rules, stats and more of baseball.

Today (Jan 31) is Jackie Robinson's birthday. This is an infographic of how the game changed after 1947.

The book was just named an Ontario Library Association Best Bet for 2016!

Friday, January 22, 2016

One month countdown!

Neil Flambé and the Duel in the Desert comes out in in ONE MONTH!

This is the 6th book in the series.

Neil finds himself in Arizona, searching the desert for a lost gold mine.

Neil is being chased by an evil crazed sheriff named Joe Aprende. (I was doing school visits in Phoenix and Chandler a couple of years back and visited the Kyrene Aprende school - and they made me promise to name a character after them!)

I always open and close the Neil books with maps or postcards from the place they visit. Larry doodles all over them. Here's the endpaper version.

You can find out what all those doodles mean on February 23rd.

So, maybe a giveaway to celebrate.

I've got an original version of from the cover (see below) to give away. All you have to do is tag me on twitter (@kevinarts) or instagram (@sylvesterartwork) with the hashtag #NeilCactus

Bonus points if you add a pic of you reading an earlier book from the series.

I'll pick a winner on the book birthday for #6.



Thursday, January 21, 2016

9th planet? Old news....

Big news that there appears to be evidence (because of the wobbles of other objects in the Kuiper Belt) of a 9th planet!

Sounds familiar to me.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Glamorous life of a writer/illustrator

I was recently interviewed by

We used an older image of my in my attic studio for the page.... and it looked so tidy!

Well, I just handed in the rewrite for MINRS2 (due out in September - actually one of 4 books I have coming out in 2016!)

I tend to focus on one thing when I'm working... work.

This is what my studio looks like this morning...


Time to clean.