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illustration of So far, the blackout is working, but the quiet night feels ominous to Jenny. In the retro pulp style graphic novel adaptation of the 1994 fantasy novel, “Arthur, King”, King Arthur is flung from Camelot to an RAF base in the middle of England’s darkest hour. With help from an American called ‘Yank’, and nurses Jenny and Edith, Arthur has come to save England from his bastard son, Mordred.
illustration of A satirical take on pulp comics, Dane Bramage is a private eye with a heart of gold, and a liver that is probably a ticking time bomb. Rich and retro brush pen and half tone illustrations tell the story of Dane’s misadventures, while his secretary Loretta Rhipp keeps everything in his practice running smoothly, making coffee, solving cases, and making sure Dane is awake when the police arrive.
illustration of Pregnancy brings a world of changes and new sensations- who ever thought the baby would prefer Gershwin and Waffles? Breakfast will never be the same again!
illustration of Somehow, Arthur has woken up at the helm of a roaring Spitfire in the middle of the Blitz. He has no idea when or where he is. In the retro pulp style graphic novel adaptation of the 1994 fantasy novel, “Arthur, King”, King Arthur is flung from Camelot to an RAF base in the middle of England’s darkest hour. With help from an American called ‘Yank’, and nurses Jenny and Edith, Arthur has come to save England from his bastard son, Mordred.
illustration of A satirical take on pulp comics, Dane Bramage is a private eye with a heart of gold, and a liver that is probably a ticking time bomb. Rich and retro brush pen and half tone illustrations tell the story of Dane’s misadventures, while his secretary Loretta Rhipp keeps everything in his practice running smoothly, making coffee, solving cases, and making sure Dane is awake when the police arrive.
illustration of A pen & ink single panel comic of a skeleton couple in counseling. Mental health is important, even in the afterlife.
illustration of Forensic Facts is a collaboration between myself and Lexanne Keulemans, a forensic scientist. The aim of the comic is to clear up misconceptions about forensic science and how it is portrayed in pop culture. We strive to represent death, the investigation of crimes, and the victims of such crimes with sensitivity and clarity. The comic gained a following of nearly 6,000 on Instagram, and was used for training internationally, as well as in a handful of high school classrooms.
illustration of One Liner is a party game full of non-sequitur  black and white cartoons illustrated in pen and ink. Featuring cats, dogs, people, even aliens, in absurd situations, players of the game compete to create the best New Yorker style caption, taking turns to judge the winner each round.
illustration of The world is at war once again, and the bombing of London has just begun. In the retro pulp style graphic novel adaptation of the 1994 fantasy novel, “Arthur, King”, King Arthur is flung from Camelot to an RAF base in the middle of England’s darkest hour. With help from an American called ‘Yank’, and nurses Jenny and Edith, Arthur has come to save England from his bastard son, Mordred.
illustration of The world is at war once again, and the bombing of London has just begun. In the retro pulp style graphic novel adaptation of the 1994 fantasy novel, “Arthur, King”, King Arthur is flung from Camelot to an RAF base in the middle of England’s darkest hour. With help from an American called ‘Yank’, and nurses Jenny and Edith, Arthur has come to save England from his bastard son, Mordred.
illustration of A slice of life comic with a dash of magical realism.  A middle aged woman is seen processing information in a cutaway style. The story is a look at mental health, family dynamics, untreated personality disorders, and the havoc they wreak in the form of trauma, PTSD, and sometimes the oddball moment of humor found along the way..
illustration of A Highlights spoof cover created for my personal blog. I created my blog in a mini magazine format, including a satirical cover, cartoon, and articles about current topics. This cover features the Portland shores of the Willamette River, with all its myriad characters and personality.
illustration of What could be cuter than a baby? Ducklings? Almost- but put them together with a rain hat and an extra absorbent diaper, and you have an image so sugary sweet, no one could resist!
illustration of A slice of life comic with a dash of magical realism.  A mother and daughter are locked in a frightening embrace, the mother appears serene while the daughter is shocked. The story is a look at mental health, family dynamics, untreated personality disorders, and the havoc they wreak in the form of trauma, PTSD, and sometimes the oddball moment of humor found along the way..
illustration of Merry Christmas and a blast from the past! A retro couple gazes at their Malm fireplace in vintage clothes while their cat gets up to tinsel covered hijinks in the Christmas tree!
illustration of A slice of life comic with a dash of magical realism.  A woman runs away from the phantoms of her past, while dreaming that perhaps an angel could have swooped in to save her as a baby. The story is a look at mental health, family dynamics, untreated personality disorders, and the havoc they wreak in the form of trauma, PTSD, and sometimes the oddball moment of humor found along the way..
illustration of Never mind the bollocks, it’s a punk themed Passover Haggadah! Pharoah graces the cover of this zine style punk infused Seder guide, boiled down to it’s very essence at 4 pages long, yet still abiding by the rules of Passover! Your Seder will never be the same after a rousing chorus of the Misfits inspired ‘Die-Die-Dayenu’, and the story of the four children, as told by the Ramones.
illustration of When Witchy Wonder Alexander Kriech wanted to moved his Psychic Development business across the MidWest, he commissioned this out of this world drawing of him piloting his very own UFO to let his clients know.
illustration of A satirical take on pulp comics, Dane Bramage is a private eye with a heart of gold, and a liver that is probably a ticking time bomb. Rich and retro brush pen and half tone illustrations tell the story of Dane’s misadventures, while his secretary Loretta Rhipp keeps everything in his practice running smoothly, making coffee, solving cases, and making sure Dane is awake when the police arrive.
illustration of A quintet of ballerina kittens demonstrate the steps of a ‘Paw de Chat’, a basic ballet step. This illustration was licensed to Covet Dance for their children’s dance wear line.
illustration of Two people, blasting off to unknown territory in their trusty rocket ship, with cat in tow. They are heading for... The Planet Parenthood. What will they find? Will they survive? Will they find new life? As long as they remember their ‘go-bag’ and hospital necessities list, they will probably be OK.
illustration of Retro Christmas greetings in a vintage color scheme, featuring an atomic fireplace and a very Mad Men style tray of cookies for Santa!
illustration of Created for the introduction blog for Revival Lane, a vintage resale company founded by my husband and I focusing in mid-century antiques. Styled as a simple, mid century style spot illustration in the vein of vintage Better Homes & Gardens decor books.
illustration of Created for Revival Lane’s blog & instagram, Revival Lane is a vintage resale company founded by my husband and I focusing in mid-century antiques. Styled as a simple, mid century style spot illustration in the vein of vintage Better Homes & Gardens decor books.
illustration of A comic featuring a mother dressed for business and a teenage daughter having an exchange at the grocery store in the early 2000’s.  The story is a look at mental health, family dynamics, untreated personality disorders, and the havoc they wreak in the form of trauma, PTSD, and sometimes the oddball moment of humor found along the way..
illustration of Forensic Facts is a collaboration between myself and Lexanne Keulemans, a forensic scientist. The aim of the comic is to clear up misconceptions about forensic science and how it is portrayed in pop culture. We strive to represent death, the investigation of crimes, and the victims of such crimes with sensitivity and clarity. The comic gained a following of nearly 6,000 on Instagram, and was used for training internationally, as well as in a handful of high school classrooms.
illustration of One Liner is a party game full of non-sequitur  black and white cartoons illustrated in pen and ink. Featuring cats, dogs, people, even aliens, in absurd situations, players of the game compete to create the best New Yorker style caption, taking turns to judge the winner each round.
illustration of “Out the Window” is a children’s book about siblings, Laurel & Hawthorne, their make believe detective agency, and their biggest case yet- their missing cat, Captain Couch!
illustration of “Out the Window” is a children’s book about siblings, Laurel & Hawthorne, their make believe detective agency, and their biggest case yet- their missing cat, Captain Couch!
illustration of One Liner is a party game full of non-sequitur  black and white cartoons illustrated in pen and ink. Featuring cats, dogs, people, even aliens, in absurd situations, players of the game compete to create the best New Yorker style caption, taking turns to judge the winner each round.
illustration of One Liner is a party game full of non-sequitur  black and white cartoons illustrated in pen and ink. Featuring cats, dogs, people, even aliens, in absurd situations, players of the game compete to create the best New Yorker style caption, taking turns to judge the winner each round.
illustration of A pen & ink drawing of the tarot’s High Priestess, atop a throne of hands, serenely holding a skull. This piece comes from a series of pen and ink drawings exploring the symbolism of the tarot.
illustration of Rubber duckies, a bubble bath, a little bubbly, and a couple of cats- what more could a woman want? A simple brush pen & flat color illustration.
illustration of What could be more magical than floating cats and chrysanthemums at the hands of a wise child? This piece comes from a series of pen and ink drawings exploring the symbolism of the tarot.
illustration of A celebratory dance between skeletons and floating cats- what could be more mystical? A pen & ink illustration for a series exploring the symbolism of the tarot.
illustration of A woman contemplating an unwritten letter, while an unknown visitor observes over her shoulder. A pen & ink illustration in a series exploring the symbolism of the tarot.
illustration of An eerie scene, a floating visitor in the night, and a woman perhaps in a dream. Pen & ink with digital color.
illustration of One of these things is not like the others in this pen and ink canine concert. What could be more punk than a bulldog on keyboards? ...And watch out for that poodle.
illustration of Where do you fall on the Tina Scale? Illustration created to accompany a comedic online quiz, which lets users answer questions to determine whether they are more like Tina Belcher, Tina Fey, or Tina Turner.
illustration of Logo created for Soul Craft Moto, a woman-owned Moto lifestyle company. Brush pen turned into a vector illustration.
illustration of What could be more fun for a cat than a 4 day long road trip across the US in a small blue car? Leeloo the cat sees the Great Salt Lake, the windy wastes of Wyoming, roams the halls of a Holiday Inn during a Quinceanera in South Dakota, before finally arriving in her new home in Wisconsin.
illustration of This illustration is from a series of pen & ink drawings, exploring the symbolism of the tarot. The fool features a harlequin baby, with his skeleton sidekick, enjoying a parade of two.
illustration of Inspired by a traditional Swiss folk music concert, this scene features a whimsical cast of cats, dolls, teddy bears and mice dancing across a harpsichord- can you hear the yodels now?
illustration of Babies are a mystery on the outside, and on the inside, even more so. An expectant mother can only guess what thee kicks and twirls of her growing baby could mean- does he like the gummy worms? Or would he prefer some pickles and ice cream?

Profile

I am an illustrator, cartoonist, vintage enthusiast, cat-mom and mom-mom living in the Big Cheese. I like anything with a sense of humor, and I never met a pen or scrap of paper I didn’t like. Actually, that’s a lie. Some paper is just awful, and the pen bleeds all over the place, and gosh, that just sucks. I don’t use that kind of paper anymore. Anyway. I’ve illustrated children’s books, been published in comedy anthologies and magazines, and I am also a trained forensic artist- neat, huh?

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Black & White, Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Gouache, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Storyboards, Stylized, Whimsical, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Information Graphics, Leisure, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Portrait, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Americana, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Spiritual, Edgy, Logos