I took the above photo of the ABC Book by C. B. Falls (published 1923) which is on display in the Random House’s office lobby.

Falls illustrated lots of books and book-related posters during both world wars (read more on BooksForVictory.com).

I drew some brainy spot illustrations for the inside of The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean. —Andrew

My wife made natural food coloring with berries and veggies. She’ll put the recipe up soon on her Spunky Coconut blog. I just love how the rainbow cake looks!

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Bilbo Baggins misses his books.
—Andrew

As a long-time fan of the books, I grumble at a lot of the silly changes Peter Jackson made to The Hobbit story, but yesterday’s article on Tor.com kind of brought be around: "Concerning Hobbits, On-Screen and Off: Why Jackson and Tolkien Can Peacefully Co-exist"

quotedquarterly:

Bilbo Baggins misses his books.

Andrew

As a long-time fan of the books, I grumble at a lot of the silly changes Peter Jackson made to The Hobbit story, but yesterday’s article on Tor.com kind of brought be around: "Concerning Hobbits, On-Screen and Off: Why Jackson and Tolkien Can Peacefully Co-exist"

Spoiler alert: Samwell Tarly does some reading at his local Night’s Watch library in A Feast for Crows.

Spoiler alert: Samwell Tarly does some reading at his local Night’s Watch library in A Feast for Crows.

It was believed that the Medieval abbey lubber (or butter spirit), “inhabited abbeys that had become wanton and overluxurious. His aim was to tempt monks into drunkenness and gluttony.” Quote from Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia.

It was believed that the Medieval abbey lubber (or butter spirit), “inhabited abbeys that had become wanton and overluxurious. His aim was to tempt monks into drunkenness and gluttony.” Quote from Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia.

Coral and the vanishing Aral Sea from a kids’ environmental science book I illustrated.

I illustrated a zombie book this one time.

I illustrated a zombie book this one time.

Mysterious Galaxy is an indie bookstore in San Diego that sells only fantasy and science fiction books. Visiting made me want to see a bookstore in a fantasy city. —Andrew

Mysterious Galaxy is an indie bookstore in San Diego that sells only fantasy and science fiction books. Visiting made me want to see a bookstore in a fantasy city. —Andrew

Listening to The Star Wars Minute Podcast I learned that the futuristic prop carried by an extra running through Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back was actually a 1970s ice cream machine. My wife has a new ice cream cookbook coming out, so I thought I’d draw Willrow Hood as the unofficial space-spokesman ;)

Listening to The Star Wars Minute Podcast I learned that the futuristic prop carried by an extra running through Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back was actually a 1970s ice cream machine. My wife has a new ice cream cookbook coming out, so I thought I’d draw Willrow Hood as the unofficial space-spokesman ;)