Tuesday, December 8, 2020

DIY Haircut

 2020:  The year of quarantines and DIY haircuts!  Stay well, everyone!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Virtual Author Visit

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/124628181_10158706123603875_8905996338949975502_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=RZzB7rJLM6UAX-4BorP&_nc_oc=AQnD6hL_BDvHtcUugfbClMm_udaiuPRgkqIxvBAMDT0MNG2i9M-St0yYBhNKxnr2SPI&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=ae77fe25ecdf6cff38c7600b7f85c855&oe=5FD73DC5 Thanks go out to everyone who joined me online for the virtual author visit with the Carmel Clay Public Library!  I appreciated being able to share "Pooka & Bunni" with you, and I loved seeing all of the art created by the kids during the drawing follow-along!  "Pooka & Bunni" is now available for puchase, and if you call 4 Kids Books & Toys (317-733-8710), you can get a signed copy!


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

"Pooka & Bunni" Book Birthday!

Happy Book Birthday to "Pooka & Bunni"! Call (317) 627-3121 or send a Facebook Message to 4 Kids Books & Toys to order a signed copy! 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Facebook Live Author Chat

Join me on Facebook Live this Thursday, November 12, 2020 for a virtual author visit hosted by the Carmel Clay Public Library!  I would love to talk with you, answer your questions, and see your own "Pooka & Bunni" artwork!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Interview with Magination Press

Magination Press has featured "Pooka & Bunni" on their blog.  Check out my interview to learn about the creativity behind and making of "Pooka & Bunni"!

Monday, November 2, 2020

"Pooka & Bunni" Read-Aloud

 "Pooka & Bunni" will be releasing next week on November 10th!  Check out this video read-aloud that I did for Magination Press.  Then, have your child draw a fort for Pooka and Bunni.  I would love to see their creations!  You can tag me on Instagram @jzivoin or share with me on Facebook .

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Crows and the Corn Maze

It isn't autumn in Indiana without a corn maze!  I am looking forward to doing a corn maze scavenger hunt with my daughters during their fall school break.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

National Book Festival 2020

Today is Library of Congress National Book Festival 2020!  I will be one of the presenters for Magination Press.  Check out my book chat about "Pooka & Bunni"!  In this video, I discuss how the book came to be and show some early concept images, "deleted scenes" and special hidden details on some of the pages. For those participating in the book festival, I will be online at 2:30 today to chat with attendees and answer questions.  To join us for the chat, please click here, and please use an internet browser.  I hope to hear from you!

Friday, September 18, 2020

"Pooka & Bunni" Kirkus review

"Pooka & Bunni" just received a positive review from Kirkus!  I am so thrilled!  "Pooka & Bunni" is available for pre-orders and will be available November 10, 2020!


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Guardians of the Forest

 Here is my new portfolio piece.  My daughters love unicorns and dragons, so they pretty much think that this is the best illustration I have ever done.  Haha!  

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

"Sweet Child o'Mine" Book Birthday!

Happy Book Birthday to "Sweet Child o'Mine", by Guns N' Roses, published by Jimmy Patterson! This book has been a long time in the making, and I am so excited to share it with the world!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

“New York Times” Best Seller!

“Something Happened in Our Town" is now #10 on the New York Times Children's Picture Book Bestseller List and #1 on the Indie Bound Children's Illustrated Bestsellers! The book also hit all of the regional independent association bestseller lists, with the exception of New England and Northern California. What amazing news!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

"Clubhouse Jr." July 2020

My artwork was featured in the new July 2020 issue of "Clubhouse Jr." magazine!


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

New Characters

The latest MB Artists catalog is out!  This month, we are featuring new characters!  
My new character is Piper the owl.  Enjoy this fun new collection of art!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

"Pooka & Bunni" Advanced Copies

Look what came today in the mail!  I am so excited to see my own book in print!  "Pooka & Bunni" will be coming to a store near you this November!

Monday, May 18, 2020

"Pooka & Bunni" cover release

The cover for "Pooka & Bunni" has been revealed!  I can't wait for the release this fall!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

"Sweet Child O' Mine"

The secret is finally out! This past year, I have been working with Guns & Roses and Jimmy Patterson press to illustrate "Sweet Child O' Mine." The book will be released in September 2020!  Definitely an exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity to illustrate the lyrics to such an iconic song!

Sunday, March 29, 2020


Check out the latest MB Artists catalog!  This publication's theme is "Inspiration", and it is full of beautiful new pieces from this talented group of artists!