Traci Van Wagoner / Commission
Commissioner: Pelican Publishing
Date of publication / release: 01.09.2016

Cody is worried that Grandpa hasn't joined in the festivities on Christmas Eve. He finds out why and learns more about Grandpa and a traditional he has with some old army buddies. Cody shares Grandpa's traditional and starts one of their own.

I had a lot of fun illustrating this touching and poignant story about family and traditions. I had the joy of painting many of the spreads over Christmas which really added to the story and to the holiday spirit. I am sharing some sketches now and will share some final colors when they have the final stamp of approval. They are on the Art Director's desk right now.

This wonderful Christmas story was written by Gary Metivier and will be published by Pelican Publishing. You can preorder now at Amazon and B& It will be available September 1, 2016. I'm so excited!




Live, laugh, and learn.

Attached images:
The Mermaid's Gift interior spread
Goblin Mage
Magic Act Book Cover
The Emperor's New Clothes
Pink Queen and King
Balloon Lift Off
Jack and the Beanstalk
Nelson Beats the Odds
Tamekas New Dress
Balloon Lift Off
My Dog is Crazy