Category Archives: Cartoons & Comics

High Five “Too Many Tomatoes” Illustrations

Here’s a really story I illustrated for HighLights HighFive’s August 2016 issue. It’s a fun story, written by Ellen Javernick. It’s true…Garden’s tend to yield too many tomatoes all at once! Too many for one person to eat themselves! (I could say the same for zucchini!). Also, what a super-cute cover, by Jess Pauwels! This issue is packed full of good stories, pictures, and activities, as usual! Thanks again, HighFive!






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High Five Mini-Book: “Busy Bunnies”

The recent High Five magazine has some of my illustrations. I was so excited to illustrate the mini-book (by Heidi Bee Roemer) for this issue, which featured cute bunnies in various activities! Thanks again, Highlights High Five!



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Fondue Mice

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“Pooch Parlor”

I’m behind in posting published illustrations, so below is a Hidden Picture I created for Highlights:

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Hidden Picture–“Bee’s/Bees’ Flowers”

Below is a hidden picture for Highlights for Children, which I forgot about. It fits the thoughts of spring coming soon (hopefully)!

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Happy New Year 2016!

Hello to the new year!



Christmas 2015

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Christmas Fun: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Playing around with style, different background textures…

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Thanksgiving ’15

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Clubhouse Jr., “Party at the Park” Illustration Samples

New back-page puzzle for Clubhouse Jr….


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“My Language, Your Language” Book Sample Illustrations

I did some illustrations for a cool series of educational/learning books from Cloverleaf books. This one is called “My Language, Your Language”. Samples below.







Mermaid Illustration

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Samples: Chirp Summer 15–Surf’s Up!

An illustration created for the summer ’15 issue of Chirp magazine:

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Samples: Pony-Boy & Puppies in the Park

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Highlights Hidden Pictures: “Jojo’s Fro-Yo” Illustration

I was passing a magazine shop the other day and found this Hidden Picture illustration I did in the recent Highlights Hidden Pictures magazine. Perfect for summer! Enjoying some frozen yogurt at Fro-Yo’s. : ) Thank you, Highlights!

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