New comic pages for Cognito Sanchez

Children's Books, Illustration, Writing

Happy Wednesday to you! I’m working on sketching out new pages for my graphic novel work-in-progress Cognito Sanchez: Dive Another Day. Here are some rough sketches of upcoming pages. More pages plus ink and color coming soon!

Cognito Sanchez_Page 14 by Sheri RoloffCognito Sanchez_Page 15 by Sheri RoloffCognito Sanchez_Page 16 by Sheri Roloff

You can find finished art samples for Cognito Sanchez and other projects on my illustration page. Thanks for taking a look!

Inktober Day 4

Children's Books, Illustration, Inktober

I’m not sure if this is cheating, but I’m trying to combine some of my current projects with my daily Inktober work. So, the pages below were created over the course of a couple days, not in one sitting. Is that a requirement? I don’t know. But I am drawing and inking (digitally and/or analog…ly) every day and posting updates (not always here, but on Twitter). And that’s the point, right?

Without further ado – here’s the opening spread of Cognito Sanchez: Dive Another Day.

Cognito Sanchez page 2 by Sheri Roloff

Cognito Sanchez page 3 by Sheri Roloff

PiBoIdMo 2014 starts tomorrow! Are you in?


Have you heard? PiBoIdMo starts tomorrow! What is PiBoIdMo? It’s Picture Book Idea Month. Inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), PiBoIdMo is a kid-lit-focused, month-long challenge to come up with 30 picture book ideas in 30 days. The idea could be a title, a character, a concept, a doodle, a plot line – anything!

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The founder of PiBoIdMo, Tara Lazar, hosts this incredible event on her blog with daily guest bloggers to help you get inspired. Check out her blog to learn more about how the event came to be and all the cool things that are going on during the month.

As someone who loves the ideation process, PiBoIdMo is immensely fun for me. The best part is that you’ll likely come up with more than 30 ideas if you take a little time to brainstorm every day. And remember it’s brainstorming! Not all of your ideas need to be gold. 🙂

If you need a creative boost, this could be for you! I think kid-lit authors and illustrators at any stage of their career can benefit from PiBoIdMo. I hope you’ll join me and the many, many others embarking on this fun Novemberly creative journey!

Learn more about how to sign up here!