Category Archives: Cartoons & Comics

Easter 3

I love this pink bunny.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patick’s Day Card

I forgot…St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday, March 17th. It has me wanting to have something Irish for lunch. But I will settle for an avocado. That’s green, too!

Below is a St. Patrick’s Day greeting card I was commissioned to do a few years ago. I’ve never had green beer myself, but it looks pretty enough!

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Easter 2

What is Easter without more bunnies?! This is from an Easter card I did last year. …And I just noticed he’s missing whiskers!

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Easter 1

I love playing with the icons and images that surround holidays, and Easter is no exception. Being a cartoonist and humorous illustrator, images of bunnies, egg, chicks, baskets, etc. are my favorites to draw from this holiday. So I think I will be decorating my blog frequently with past and present images I am working on or are related to Easter. And I may throw spring into that mix. We shall see!

I begin with a bunny. This one is rather traditional in style and has a pattern and icons that compliment. Fun!

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Illustration Friday: “Talent”

Finally!  A little something for Illustration Friday:

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Click on the link above to see all the other entries. And be sure to enter something yourself!

Take A Sound Walk

Here’s a fun illustration that was published in a recent Highlights’ High Five magazine (January ’13, I think). The activity looks like a lot of fun! Try it by yourself or with children! And, as always, my thanks to the great people at Highlights!

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(Copyright Highlights for Children)

Free Valentine’s Day Greeting Card!

Yeppers, another freebie! And since cats are kinda a likeable image–Hee!–Here’s one with kitties showing love! Click on the image below for a pdf to print off. Be sure and follow the trim marks, etc. Thanks for coming by!

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Highlights Illustration: “Ribbon Dancer”

I am blessed to get requests for small spot drawings. This is one I forgot about, too, for the September ’12 issue of High Five magazine. This little girl was for an activities segment and entitled “Make a Ribbon Dancer”. I’m half inclined to make one myself, it looks like so much fun!

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(copyright Highlights For Children)

 

Illustration For Kids–Valentine’s Postcard Promo

Over at Illustration For Kids, we put out a super fun and cute promotional postcard with a Valentine’s theme!  Below is the illustration I drew up for my space. I have a lot of variations and different ideas that did before I settled on this one, which I hope to share in other postings. But for now, this was the one I decided to use to represent myself.

So please go to our blog and check out the cool work by the ladies at Illustration For Kids!

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Dance Like a Duck!

I’m a little late on posting some work that was publilshed in January, but here’s a fun piece I did for a spread in the January ’13 issue of High Five magazine. It’s entitled, “Dance Like a Duck!” The cool cover illustration is by the amazing Debbie Palen. Lots of music and dancing is in this issue, for sure! Thank you, Highlights for Children!

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Works In Progress

A smorgasbord of images I’ve been working on lately…

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So Cold

A slight re-working of an old illustration. I dropped the temperature on the thermometer and added his breath-cloud. Or whatever that’s called.

Don’t go out, little squirrel!

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Chirp! Chirp! A Cartoon Spread–Austrian Body-Painting Festival

Hi everybody! I have a few things that are out in print this month so I wanted to get them up on the blog.

First up is a spread I did for the Jan-Feb ’13 issue of Chirp magazine. This was a lot of fun to assemble and figure out, to have characters applying and wearing body paint. I learned a lot about the art form just doing research. Some samples of the spread are below. Thank you, Owlkids, for the fun project!

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Closer…

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Closer again.

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Happy New Year!

A tad bit late but, hey. : )

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